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.$?wid=200&hei=200&fmt=png

Birthday Cake…Every Day!

Thanks to innovative flavor designers, birthday cake flavors are no longer just for cupcakes, or even cake…or even your birthday. more$scThumb180?wid=200&hei=200&fmt=png

Chocolate: a Great Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

There is a strong history linking chocolate to Valentine’s Day, making it a great gift idea for the ones you love. 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. more

Mini Desserts: a Big Trend in Sweetness

Mini Desserts: a Big Trend in Sweetness

Mini cakes and other bite-size desserts are making a big splash in the food world. See why mini desserts like petits fours are perfect for parties. …read more$scThumb180?wid=200&hei=200&fmt=jpeg

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