The Wisconsin culinary tour continues into Columbia and Crawford Counties. Can we find cheese, fudge and fun stops too?

Columbia County

Map of Wisconsin highlighting Columbia County by David Benbennick

56,000 people occupy 773 square miles with Portage as the county seat. Other cities include Columbus and Poynette. The Wisconsin River forms the western border of the county. The Merrimac ferry, a free car ferry, crosses the river from a point in the southwest corner of the county.

WisconsinMade artisan partners based in Columbia County include:

Edible Antics recommendations in Columbia County include:

Crawford County

Map of Wisconsin highlighting Crawford County by David Benbennick

About 17,000 folks occupy 572 square miles with Prairie du Chien as the county seat. Other cities include Gays Mills and Soldiers Grove. A great recreational river, the Kickapoo River, runs south through the county. The rolling hills and valleys of this county are classic driftless examples of the southwestern Wisconsin topography. The apple orchards and their shops are very popular in the fall harvest season, especially the Apple Festival held each year in late September.

WisconsinMade artisan partner in Crawford County is Mt. Sterling Cheese, makers of delicious goat milk cheeses.

Edible Antics recommendations in Crawford County include:

Did we miss your favorite recommendation for Clark or Crawford County? Let us know and we’ll add it the list for future recognition.

Tune in next week for Dane and Dodge County spots and recommendations of products made with pride and passion in Wisconsin.

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