The Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate House in New Glarus, WI
The smell of chocolate.
That intoxicating, sweet aroma that you smell if you sniff a fresh chocolate bar up close. That is what thinking about the Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate Haus brings to my mind. That wonderful smell of chocolate sugar is the first thing that I became aware of when I stepped inside. That smell alone is worth a trip to New Glarus, Wisconsin.
The Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate Haus is also one of the more “Swiss looking” buildings in New Glarus.
The Maple Leaf is across the street from the New Glarus Hotel Restaurant which is another building in the Swiss style. They are two very photographic buildings that really bring that “Christmas around the year” feeling that exemplifies New Glarus so well. The Cheese and Chocolate Haus would look very much at home on a Swiss slope just like many New Glarus buildings.
Back to that wonderful smell of chocolate.
Not what I expected from a cheese and chocolate place. The Maple Leaf specialty is fudge. They make their own fudge and have 40 flavors to choose from. They even have some sugar free flavors so everyone can enjoy the visit even if you can’t have sugar.
There are also a large number of imported candies and chocolates. I personally enjoyed an ice cream on their homemade waffle cone on my last visit. Some places make great ice cream but the waffle cone from the Maple Leaf does taste amazing.
They have a lot more than chocolate fudge. They have many, many different cheeses. In fact, they have well over 80 different cheeses. Many are award winning Wisconsin cheeses. They also have imported cheeses from Europe and domestic and imported wines (to go with the cheese).
The Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate Haus does have some seasonal hours.
I suggest visiting their website or calling. They also have gift boxes that can be shipped if you can’t make it to New Glarus, although I recommend a trip to New Glarus for that wonderful chocolate smell.
Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate Haus address:
554 1st Street
New Glarus, WI 53574
Google Map to Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate Haus:
View Larger Map
Maple Leaf Website
Cheese and Chocolate Haus Phone: