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The Swiss Colony's "Food for Thought" Blog

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.

Share Your Spring Holiday Traditions and Stories

The Swiss Colony has been making gift giving easy since 1926. We’d like to know if we’ve touched your family over the generations. Do you…

Spring Food Gift Ideas (Lookbook)

Browse Spring cookies, colorful Petits Fours and other handcrafted favorites to find delicious Easter food gifts…or treats for any occasion!

Share Your Holiday Traditions and Stories

The Swiss Colony has been delivering holiday traditions since 1926. We’d like to know if we’ve touched your family over the generations. Do you have…

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…

The Original Wisconsin Cheese Gifts Company

Wisconsin makes more cheese—and different types of cheese—than any other state. No wonder The Swiss Colony is America’s original source for gourmet cheese gift baskets.…

What Is Fruitcake? An Enduring Holiday Tradition

People love to make fun of this seemingly indestructible Christmas classic, but what is fruitcake? Where did fruitcake come from? All we know is that…

Summer Sausage: 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…

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