The Swiss Colony is one of the leading, family-owned direct marketers in the United States. Through nearly five affiliated companies, it provides a range of apparel, furniture, gifts and collectibles, and home decor and entertainment products. The company offers a variety of cheese, meat, ham and cheese sausage. Founded in 1926, The Swiss Colony s specialty shop provides dip chillers and spreaders and fruit spread and coffee samplers. It additionally offers a selection of gift items and certificates. The company provides Baby Swiss, which is a sweet-flavored cheese. The Swiss Colony offers pastries, sweets, candies, chocolates, cakes, tortes, pies and cookies. It also provides fruits, nuts and snacks. The company operates an online e-mail service that provides latest news, tips and ideas to members.