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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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