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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.

Premade Easter Baskets: Convenience Meets Tradition

The history of Easter baskets is filled with tradition. Premade Easter baskets leave more time for finding Easter eggs and a chocolate bunny. Easter is…

How to Cook & Serve a Traditional Easter 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…

Petits Fours

Petits Fours have been holiday traditions for decades, but they’re not just for Christmas. In addition to our tried-and-true classic assortments, you’ll find Petits Fours in the fresh flavors and pastel colors of spring and the earth tones and warming spice notes of fall.

Butter Toffee

Every single piece of Swiss Colony Butter Toffee is hand-poured, hand-fashioned and hand-packed for homemade care in every bite, and a melt-in-your-mouth flavor bursting with buttery goodness—the best you’ve ever tasted! In fact, our Butter Toffee is so mouth-wateringly delicious, it won the Wisconsin State Fair Seal of Excellence…but the most important awards it wins are in the hearts and minds of our customers.

Holiday Gift Basket Ideas to Create Memories

Take a look at holiday gift basket ideas that will be big hits this holiday season.

Food Gift Basket Ideas for Everyone

Gourmet gift baskets are a great holiday tradition and make a great gift for almost everyone on your Christmas list. And, they don’t even have…

Traditional Christmas Candy: Old Fashioned, Hard & Soft

Remember the Good Old Days? Marzipan candy, maple walnut fudge, and good old-fashioned hard Christmas candy add traditional flavor to holiday celebrations. Christmas celebrations are…

Yule Log History: Swiss Rolls, Jelly Rolls & Other Rolled Cakes

Cakes come in many shapes, sizes and flavors. Yule log cakes are some of the most popular rolled cakes decorated for Christmas. But, how do they compare to…

Christmas Care Package Ideas

Holiday f ood care packages are one of the best ways to send Christmas cheer across the miles – whether back home, to college, or…

Holiday Traditions and Stories

The Swiss Colony has been delivering holiday traditions since 1926, and we’ve been part of those traditions for thousands and thousands of families. Here are…

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