Mousehouse Cheesehaus: Expansion completed; doubles size
Media Contact: Joan Collins Publicity (608) 222-2899
On Site: Heather Smythe, Mousehouse Vice President of Operations (608-846-4455 Ext. 221)
Windsor, WI- Bachmann Construction, Madison, has completed a $1.5 million expansion that doubles the size of the Mousehouse Cheesehaus, just off exit 131, I 90/94, Windsor. The popular shop and tourist attraction, celebrating 30 years as a family-owned business, is best known for Wisconsin cheeses and fresh fudge made on site. The iconic Igor, the 11-foot mouse statue nibbling on cheese who sits atop the building, is about the only thing that hasnít changed, according to Tony Sobczak, owner. Igor, visible from the Interstate, didnít need a facelift or makeover, he said.
The Mousehouse now includes 10,200 square feet to accommodate increased sales of more than 200 cheeses produced in Wisconsin as well as a Fudge Kitchen, with two viewing windows where up to 500 pounds of fudge is made each week. The cheese cutting and wrapping department also has a viewing window and the deli featuring made- to- order sandwiches includes more seating. Display areas for Wisconsin produced sausages, wines; craft beers, gifts and more have expanded and are easier for customers to navigate.
A shipping and receiving dock has been added, as a result of more consumers purchasing online. The cooler space doubled in size to include even more cheeses from additional Wisconsin cheesemakers. Some cheeses are aged more than 10 years at the Mousehouse. The store also packages its house recipe cheeseóMousehouse Jack.
Parking has increased to include 35 stalls, with room for tourists traveling in motor homes.