- July 2, 2018
-- On Wednesday, July 11, the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (http://www.frankenmuthcheesehaus.com/)
will forever change the landscape of downtown Frankenmuth when a 23-foot cooper onion dome will be placed on top of the building's tower, located at 561 South Main St. in Frankenmuth.
The 2,000 pound Zwiebelturm—
German for onion dome—will be hoisted in place at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to witness the event alongside excited host members of the Bavarian Inn Zehnder family. "I'm not aware of many places in America that have a Zwiebelturm. Frankenmuth is unique to have so many and the Cheese Haus is proud to have this one as part of its new building," said Cheese Haus President Judy Zehnder Keller.
The onion dome, constructed by Campbellsville Industries, will travel 489 Miles from Campbellsville, KY just in time to arrive the day prior to the big event. Once the dome is in place atop the tower, the combined structure will stand 74 feet tall distinctively complimenting Frankenmuth's Bavarian architectural style.
The Cheese Haus is a top tourist destination for generations of travelers. To accommodate more visitors, the Cheese Haus launched an expansion project earlier this year from its current 2,700 square feet to a new 16,000 square-foot Bavarian-themed building at 545 S. Main St., just steps from its current location with the opening set for this August.
The new, expanded location will offer more room for product sales and demonstrations. The second-floor hospitality area will be able to accommodate groups, motor coach travelers and special events. The new onion tower will also house figurine movements called a Figurinespiel, an animated story about popular cheeses from around the world, and a sundial.
The current Cheese Haus building remains open during the construction and will become retail space in 2019. To keep up with construction updates and the latest information, follow the Cheese Haus on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FrankenmuthCheeseHaus/
).The Frankenmuth Cheese Haus
specializes in the production and sale of imported and domestic cheese. Cheese Haus artisans make homemade cheese spreads including garlic, horseradish, bacon, jalapeno, smokey jalapeno, fiery jalapeno, and a creamy blue cheddar spread. In-store, the staff creates delicious specialty flavored cheeses including chocolate, chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter, strawberry, and blueberry cheese. These many cheese options are complemented by an abundant variety of crackers, meat, mustards/sauces, and gadgets galore. A special Cheese Haus team also runs the Cheese Trap food truck launched in the summer 2017. Learn more at http://www.frankenmuthcheesehaus.com