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.
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 it’s good!
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 than 45 years.
Are nuts a healthy snack? There are many types of nuts…but what are the healthiest nuts to eat? How do you store them? Learn the facts about healthy nut snacks.
Looking for new Thanksgiving dinner ideas? Want to know what to serve with ham? We’ll take you beyond the traditional turkey meal with a much easier-to-serve Thanksgiving ham dinner menu.
Who invented jelly beans? What are they made of? Learn the history of jelly beans, including Jelly Belly®—by far the most popular brand.
What comes in a nearly endless supply of flavors and colors, contains about 4 calories, has two days named after it, and has been an important part of Easter baskets, holiday gifts and other events for decades?
Dobosh (Dobos) Torte is a classic among cakes. With 15 layers, this version of the chocolate torte takes the layered dessert trend to new heights.
For many American families, a Swiss Colony Dobosh Torte is a regular tradition—either as a special-occasion dessert, a gift, or both. The mail-order company has been making the multi-layered chocolate cake since before the Kennedy Administration…but the torte’s history goes back to a more distant time and place.
What is the best ham to buy for Easter or Christmas, or any season? Do you want a smoked ham? A honey ham? We’ll show you the best types of ham.
Baked ham is a time-honored tradition in America, especially for Easter or Christmas. (A lot of people also prefer ham for Thanksgiving, either as a complement or alternative to the traditional turkey.) Of course, it’s not that way everywhere in the world.
The history of petits fours goes back hundreds of years. Learn the origin of petits fours and why they make so much sense at today’s parties.
Whenever there’s a special event—a birthday, a wedding, or any other reason to celebrate—a layer cake is usually not far away. Unfortunately, layered cakes can be somewhat labor-intensive…not to mention messy. Someone needs to cut the cake, at which point it ceases to be pretty. Some people want big pieces; others want small. Some don’t want frosting; others want only frosting. The rest gets thrown. Plates and forks are needed: either nice ones, which need to be washed, or disposable ones, which wind up in the trash. Then, of course, it’s not easy to walk around and mingle while eating cake.
Chocolate lovers aren’t that hard to shop for…but you don’t want Christmas to get predictable and boring. We’ve got ideas for the best chocolate gifts.