Did you know

is Wisconsin's oldest cheese store?


We Are Open!

We are open for limited indoor seating. We have our tables spaced apart from one another to protect our guests and staff. We ask that customers wear face coverings when moving about inside, purchasing cheese, or using the restroom but not while seated at their table. Our staff will be wearing face coverings at all times to protect our valued customers. As always, we thank you for your continued support while we navigate these trying times. 


Selling Wisconsin's Best Cheese Since 1931

Featuring some of Wisconsin's finest cheese, imported cheese, specialty foods, and much more, Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern, opened in 1931, is Wisconsin's oldest cheese store! In addition to our popular retail store, you can enjoy great food and locally brewed beers at our adjoining tavern! We are conveniently located in the quaint Swiss community of Monroe, a rich cheese producing area in southern Wisconsin. We can be reached in an hour or less from Rockford, Janesville, Madison and Dubuque, Iowa. Baumgartner's features locally brewed beers. They are a fine complement to the delicious cheese you will find here. Baumgartner's is a center of activity all the time but especially during Cheese Days, a colorful festival held the third weekend of September during even-numbered years.

Visit Us!

1023 16th Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566
(608) 325-6157

Sunday 8:00AM - 10:00PM

Monday 8:00AM - 10:00PM

Tuesday 11:00AM - 10:00PM

Wednesday 8:00AM - 10:00PM

Thursday 8:00AM - 10:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - Midnight

Saturday 8:00AM - Midnight

Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day,

4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas