The Leading Resource for Entertaining Tips and Handcrafted Food Gift Ideas

With a history of selling fine Wisconsin cheeses, hams and sausages since 1926 and the largest hand-decorating bakery in the country, The Swiss Colony is America's premier resource for gourmet food gifts...from traditional fruitcakes to delicate petits fours and gift boxes and baskets brimming with sweet and savory treats.

We have established this learning center to present more in-depth knowledge of our products than is available in our catalog—the very first and longest-running specialty food catalog in the United States. In addition to providing food history and entertaining tips, of course, we hope it inspires you to think of The Swiss Colony when you need gift ideas for the holidays or any occasion.

Father’s Day Food Gifts and Other Great Ideas for Dad

What to get Dad for Father’s Day? Put down the necktie! We’ll help you out with great Father’s Day food gifts and other ideas. more

Mini Desserts: A Big Trend in Sweetness

Mini cakes and other bite-size desserts are making a big splash in the food world. See why mini desserts like petits fours are perfect for parties. more

Healthy Summer Snacks: Ideas for Active Lifestyles

Looking for healthy summer snack ideas? We’ll help you lighten up for the time of year when you wear less and are more active. more

History of Jelly Beans: What Are They, and What Are They Made of?

How are jelly beans made? What are they made of? Learn the history of jelly beans, including Jelly Belly® jelly beans—by far the most popular. …read more

Swiss Colony BEEF LOG®: A Wisconsin Tradition

What is summer sausage? There are many out there, but there’s only one Swiss Colony BEEF LOG…star of meat and cheese gift baskets for more than 45 years. …read more