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.

The Best Christmas Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate lovers aren’t that hard to shop for…but you don’t want Christmas to get predictable and boring. We’ve got ideas for the best chocolate gifts. more

Christmas Care Package Ideas

Food care packages don’t have to be just for friends and family in the military. We’ve got Christmas care package ideas for students and other loved ones! more

Food Gifts for Christmas

Shop our Christmas Gift Guide and discover “buy now, pay later” Christmas gift ideas that are easy on your holiday budget! more

Holiday Gift Basket Ideas to Create Memories

Looking for more Christmas gift basket ideas? We’re happy to help! Get a ready-to-go breakfast gift basket, or put together your own cheese gift baskets. …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