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Foster Cheese Haus: A Delicious Place to Visit

Updated on June 7, 2014

Stop at Exit 80 for "Made in Wisconsin" Fun and Flavor

From Interstate 94, it might not look like much. It's a low building with a towering sign that simply reads, "Cheese." A driver may not even think to stop on their way to or from Chicago and the Twin Cities. But the Foster/Fall Creek exit, between Eau Claire and Osseo, Wisconsin, is a location that is well worth the stop. Whether you're shopping for cheese, wine, or local beers, hungry for wood-fired pizzas or home-baked breads (yeast or gluten-free), searching for Wisconsin-made gifts and flavors, or just looking to get out and stretch your legs, Foster Cheese Haus is the best place to pull off the highway.

The photos on this page are my own and the reviews are based on my personal experience at this flavor palace. I don't earn any money from the Foster Cheese Haus for this. This page is just my little way to celebrate a great place that celebrates local goodies.

Bottom's Up

Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries (Places Along the Way)
Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries (Places Along the Way)

You won't find the Foster Cheese Haus in this book, but you will find artisan beers from around this great state at the Cheese Haus. The two go hand in hand because both celebrate a Wisconsin heritage of adult beverage and spending time together in a special public place. This book is a great coffee table book - which I own myself - and an excellent conversation starter. I highly recommend it, and while you're traveling to all the great taverns and brew pubs across the state, don't forget to stop at the Foster Cheese Haus.

 

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Guaranteed to Make Your Mouth Water

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You wouldn't expect to see arches like this in a place like this, but there it is. The stones were harvested on site before construction started.Foster Cheese Haus pizzas and many other meals and appetizers are prepared in their wood-fired oven. This, alone, is worth the trip!The Veggie Lover's Pizza has tons of vegetables balanced perfectly with local cheeses on a handmade crust made with their signature dough. Delicious!The Blue Cheese and Spinach Pizza features bleu cheese, spinach, walnuts, and carmelized onions - flavor overload!You've never had Bruschetta like this before! Herbs and tomatoes tossed with 2 kinds of cheese, all toasted in a wood-fired oven. Amazing!Build your own pizza! We love veggies, and the meat options look awesome too. Whatever you like, including cheese curds. Yes, you read that right!
You wouldn't expect to see arches like this in a place like this, but there it is. The stones were harvested on site before construction started.
You wouldn't expect to see arches like this in a place like this, but there it is. The stones were harvested on site before construction started.
Foster Cheese Haus pizzas and many other meals and appetizers are prepared in their wood-fired oven. This, alone, is worth the trip!
Foster Cheese Haus pizzas and many other meals and appetizers are prepared in their wood-fired oven. This, alone, is worth the trip!
The Veggie Lover's Pizza has tons of vegetables balanced perfectly with local cheeses on a handmade crust made with their signature dough. Delicious!
The Veggie Lover's Pizza has tons of vegetables balanced perfectly with local cheeses on a handmade crust made with their signature dough. Delicious!
The Blue Cheese and Spinach Pizza features bleu cheese, spinach, walnuts, and carmelized onions - flavor overload!
The Blue Cheese and Spinach Pizza features bleu cheese, spinach, walnuts, and carmelized onions - flavor overload!
You've never had Bruschetta like this before! Herbs and tomatoes tossed with 2 kinds of cheese, all toasted in a wood-fired oven. Amazing!
You've never had Bruschetta like this before! Herbs and tomatoes tossed with 2 kinds of cheese, all toasted in a wood-fired oven. Amazing!
Build your own pizza! We love veggies, and the meat options look awesome too. Whatever you like, including cheese curds. Yes, you read that right!
Build your own pizza! We love veggies, and the meat options look awesome too. Whatever you like, including cheese curds. Yes, you read that right!

Stop and Shop for Local Delights!

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You wouldn't expect to see arches like this in a place like this, but there it is. The stones were harvested on site before construction started.You don't know cheese until you've been to Foster Cheese Haus. They'll cut off a sliver for you to try before you buy a whole wedge of artisan cheese.Don't stop with cheese! You can also find a fine selection locally produced sausages and other meat products in the store.Did you know Wisconsin is also known for a wide variety of wineries? Find a great selection, including some produced less than 30 miles from the Haus.Locally produced honey and maple syrup are also celebrated at Foster Cheese Haus. Try one! You'll never go back to mass-produced.Expert bakers don't just produce the dough for their wood-fired pizzas, they also sell fresh-baked bread in yeast and gluten-free varieties.And we can't forget the beer! Find an extensive range of domestic craft beers (from Wisconsin and beyond) on one of the 9 taps.Or you can choose from well over 100 beer choices in a variety of styles, from many different Wisconsin (and other) breweries. Try something new!
You wouldn't expect to see arches like this in a place like this, but there it is. The stones were harvested on site before construction started.
You wouldn't expect to see arches like this in a place like this, but there it is. The stones were harvested on site before construction started.
You don't know cheese until you've been to Foster Cheese Haus. They'll cut off a sliver for you to try before you buy a whole wedge of artisan cheese.
You don't know cheese until you've been to Foster Cheese Haus. They'll cut off a sliver for you to try before you buy a whole wedge of artisan cheese.
Don't stop with cheese! You can also find a fine selection locally produced sausages and other meat products in the store.
Don't stop with cheese! You can also find a fine selection locally produced sausages and other meat products in the store.
Did you know Wisconsin is also known for a wide variety of wineries? Find a great selection, including some produced less than 30 miles from the Haus.
Did you know Wisconsin is also known for a wide variety of wineries? Find a great selection, including some produced less than 30 miles from the Haus.
Locally produced honey and maple syrup are also celebrated at Foster Cheese Haus. Try one! You'll never go back to mass-produced.
Locally produced honey and maple syrup are also celebrated at Foster Cheese Haus. Try one! You'll never go back to mass-produced.
Expert bakers don't just produce the dough for their wood-fired pizzas, they also sell fresh-baked bread in yeast and gluten-free varieties.
Expert bakers don't just produce the dough for their wood-fired pizzas, they also sell fresh-baked bread in yeast and gluten-free varieties.
And we can't forget the beer! Find an extensive range of domestic craft beers (from Wisconsin and beyond) on one of the 9 taps.
And we can't forget the beer! Find an extensive range of domestic craft beers (from Wisconsin and beyond) on one of the 9 taps.
Or you can choose from well over 100 beer choices in a variety of styles, from many different Wisconsin (and other) breweries. Try something new!
Or you can choose from well over 100 beer choices in a variety of styles, from many different Wisconsin (and other) breweries. Try something new!

A Few YouTube Videos of Foster Cheese Haus - Inside and Out

People stop there as just a great place to take a break on the long trip up or down the Interstate. Or, they go there specifically to enjoy the atmosphere, live music, and excellent flavors of the restaurant and gift shop. Whatever your reason, these videos are just a small taste of what you'll experience when you stop.

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Is there a place near where you live that's like Foster Cheese Haus - celebrating local foods?

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      I live in a very multi-cultural area, so there are lots of "local" and "international" type places to visit! Too many to count!