Welcome to Calico's
Home of George's Famous Cheesebuttons!

About Us

Cheese Buttons: a Tradition

 Experience the Tradition  

  • Cheese Buttons, also called Kase Knoepfla, are a traditional German-Russian pioneer  dish made of tender noodle dough stuffed with seasoned dry curd cheese. It is a dish  specific to the Dakota Territory. Not only are they delicious, but they have a special history and special place in the hearts of those who grew up with them.

We Put the Love In

German-Russian Pioneer Dough Dishes 

  •  Here at Calico's we are the home of George's Famous Cheese buttons and proudly carry on the tradition of preparing and serving authentic German-Russian dishes as well as tasty home cooked meals. Everything is made by hand and from scratch. We call that "putting the love into" into each item.

Taste the Difference

Try our Cheese Buttons today! 

  • You do not have to be from German-Russian heritage to love Cheese Buttons. They are perfect addition to any meal. Try George's Famous Cheese Buttons today and start your own tasty tradition!

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.


PO Box 85, Mound City, SD 57646, US

(605) 955-3535


We are presently closed to the public during our remodel but still make and serve Cheese Buttons at other locations.

Please call for more information or for an appointment.

Drop us a line!