Swiss Colony Tucked in the hills of beautiful Monroe, Wis., The Swiss Colony began in the entrepreneurial spirit of a young Ray Kubly. A smart, enterprising student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ray wrote up an advertising campaign that detailed a business that sold cheese by mail. After graduating, Ray took his class project and began to mold it into reality from the basement of his home in Monroe. In 1926, he mailed out handbills, which he himself designed and stamped, that advertised cuts of Wisconsin-made bulk cheeses. As orders came in, he cut the huge wheels of cheese into pieces, and wrapped and shipped them. In his first year of business, he sold all 50 packages of cheese that he had prepared.In 1926 The Swiss ColonyŽ received its first order by mail for a cheese gift. Since then we have expanded from mail orders, to phone orders, and entered the age of online shopping via the Internet. While times have certainly changed, our commitment to excellence has not. Each order is as important to us today as that first one was in 1926. Loyal customers have made us enormously successful because we deliver what they want - quality products, affordable prices, and friendly service. Located in the heartland of America in Monroe, Wisconsin, we have been sharing holiday moments for 80 years.
We are pleased to present our unique line of delicious cheeses, savory meats, and tempting European-style pastries, along with some of the hottest new products for your home. We invite you to browse through our site or order a catalog and discover why The Swiss ColonyŽ has come to symbolize the very spirit and tradition of the holiday season.