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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Unique Gift Ideas for Mom

Looking for unique Mother’s Day gift ideas for mom from daughter (or son)? The best Mother’s Day gifts are the ones that could only have come from you.
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Mother’s Day Gifts That Show You Care

Mothers have been celebrated throughout the centuries and continue to be recognized with presents and homemade gifts every Mother’s Day. ...read more

Jelly Beans: History and Tradition

Jelly Beans: History and Tradition

Jelly beans have been around for many years, and Jelly Belly® jelly beans are by far the most popular. Here’s all you need to know about jelly beans. ...read more

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Father’s Day Gifts for Dad to Sink His Teeth Into

Picking out presents can be easy for Father’s Day. Stick to the basics to find the perfect gifts for Dad. …read more

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Popcorn Day Is So Great, There Are Three of Them

America loves popcorn…so much that Popcorn Day happens three times! Learn popcorn facts, and even how to make caramel popcorn. It’s not just for movies. …read more