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.

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The Most Popular Nuts for Healthy Snacking

There are many types of nuts, and they are delicious…but what are the healthiest nuts to eat? How do you store them? We’ll give you the nutty facts.
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Pistachio Facts: Are They Good for You?

Are pistachios good for you? Where do pistachios come from? For National Pistachio Day, learn the health benefits of pistachios and other pistachio facts.

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Christmas Care Package Ideas

Christmas Care Package Ideas

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

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Healthy Snack Gift Baskets for Everyone

Gluten-free (or sugar-free) desserts are only the beginning. With nuts, dried fruits and other foods, a healthy snack gift basket is a welcome surprise. …read more

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The Perfect Halloween Party Dessert

Halloween party themes can be silly or spooky—and delicious—with unique tablescapes and a clever selection of seasonal desserts for the kid in all of us. …read more