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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Birthday Cake Flavors…Every Day!

Thanks to creative flavor designers, birthday cake flavors are not just for cupcakes, or even cake…or even your birthday. So what is birthday cake flavor? ...read more

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Valentine’s Day and Chocolate: History and Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day and chocolate have a long history together. Learn all about it, and get some sweet Valentine’s Day gift ideas! ...read more

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Dessert Ideas for Parties with Petits Fours

If you’re looking for dessert ideas for parties, bite-sized petits fours in a variety of colors and flavors are perfect for any time of year. ...read more

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Petits Fours

Great for eating—Great for gifting…These Petits Fours are so delicious, it is hard to eat just one. …read more

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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

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Easter Traditions: How to Bake a Ham

Want to put together a fabulous Easter ham dinner menu? We’ll teach you how to bake a ham, carve it, and build a traditional menu around it. …read more