Cheese in Your Mailbox
I've written about this Swiss Colony - Fortieth Anniversary catalog (Swiss Colony, 1965, 40 pp.) before in reference to some Culinary Art Institute Cookbooks that could be ordered as part of one of the gifts found inside.
The catalog caught my eye on the shelves again this year and I found myself flipping through and studying its contents much as I did many years ago.
I thought someone else might also be interested in the items that were found in this catalog so I'll share some of them with you here.
For non-bakers, ordering the Fruit Cake or Stollen shown below was an option. These items are still offered in their current catalog (and on their website) but the prices have more than quadrupled. In Texas, it's tradional to order fruitcake from the Collin Street Bakery. Those Pecan Almond Nouggats still look pretty yummy.
These assortments of cheeses look so neat and tidy in their festive packaging. Warning: packages are smaller than they appear. Why does the mind make them seem larger than they are in real life? Love that striped box with the Santa adornment. I have a small collection of those vintage paper package decorations.
Get a modern new corn popper or coffee pot with these Cheese 'n Pastries sets: