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Gourmet Pickled Foods

Pickling foods has been done throughout human history as an excellent method for preserving foods for later. These days, all kinds of things are pickled all around the world. At Wisconsinmade we have parnerships with a couple excellent pickled food producers in Bay View Packing and Forest Floor Foods. Check out a few of their products below!
Red Hot Pickled Polish Sausage - 2 JarsThe Hot Pickled Sausages – 2 Jar Set have a delicious Polish sausage flavor with just enough heat. These hot pickled sausages by Bay View Packing are a low carbohydrate and low fat snack or side dish. Two 32-oz. jars. No refrigeration needed before or after opening. The Red Hot Pickled Polish Sausages are a great snack or side dish.

Gourmet Specialty Stuffed Olives by Forest Floor Foods are great out of the jar or as a garnish to your favorite cocktail. A great addition to yourSpecialty Stuffed Olives next party menu. Enjoy three 16-oz. jars in your choice of Pimento Stuffed, Garlic Stuffed, Jalapeno Stuffed, or Bleu Cheese Stuffed. All 3 jars will be the same flavor.

Bay View Pickled EggsThe Pickled Eggs from Bayview Packing Company consist of fresh Grade A Large eggs, hard boiled, peeled, after highly controlled cooking, and processed with pickling brine. This assures quality for your enjoyment. A low carbohydrate treat (1 gram)! Two 36 ounce jars (20 pickled eggs each). No refrigeration needed before or after opening.

These Cocktail Onions by Forest Floor Foods are large onions with attractive color, firm texture and pleasant flavor. If you’re a cocktail onion connoisseur, you’ll find that these cocktail onions are the best. Select four jars in any combination of sweet or sour cocktail onions. The Cocktail Onions 4-Jar Assortment is the perfect cocktail garnish for your next party or get-together.


Cool Off During National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month, and July 21st is National Ice Cream Day! Ice cream has long been a Wisconsin tradition. The average American consumes about 20 quarts of ice cream each year – that’s almost 6 gallons. And Wisconsin is a big reason why – ranking #3, only behind the District of Columbia and Rhode Island, Wisconsinites significantly raise the average by eating over 10 gallons of ice cream per person!

Wisconsin’s long tradition of ice cream lovers is due in part to the great selections we have here. For example, built in 1951, Madison plays home to the oldest university dairy building in the United Babcock Hall Ice CreamStates:  Babcock Hall Dairy Plant. Frequently voted Best in Madison by Madison Magazine, Babcock ice cream uses only the finest quality dairy products and natural ingredients to create many special flavors – like chocolate chip with molasses chips, orange custard chocolate chip, praline pecan, and chocolate peanut butter, among others. In addition to ice cream, Babcock Hall Dairy Store also offers frozen yogurt, sherbet, low-fat yogurt, and various cheeses.

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream - 6 pints

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is another Wisconsin ice cream favorite. A family-owned business established in 1962, the Chocolate Shoppe prides itself in manufacturing super premium ice cream. It’s super premium because it’s made with rich Wisconsin cream (with a high butterfat content), delicious natural ingredients, and no BGH additives. In addition to ice cream, the company produces sorbet, sherbet, non-fat yogurt, and no sugar added ice cream.

Check out some other cool ice cream facts:

  • 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.
  • About 9 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.
  • In Canada, more ice cream is sold in the winter months than in the summer.
  • It takes 5.8 pounds of whole milk and one pound of cream to make one gallon of ice cream.
  • 1 out of 5 people share ice cream with their pet.
  • 19% of Americans say they eat ice cream in bed.

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely guilty of that last one.

Find The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Fathers can be incredibly difficult to shop for. Many dads – mine included – will say they are happy with any gift and won’t make any fuss, but we can always tell when they get a gift that they REALLY love. That’s the  reaction we’re all searching for, even if it usually eludes us. This Father’s Day, make your dad the happiest guy on the block with the perfect gourmet gift from Wisconsinmade! Check out some of our most fatherly items:

Best Bratwurst ComboThe Best Bratwurst Combo includes some favorite brats by Glenn’s Market and Catering. This combo includes Cooked Sheboygan Brats and Smoked Pork Brats, a total of 24 brats. Both of these brats are fully cooked in a hardwood smokehouse and can be eaten after heating them through. Sheboygan Brats are savory traditional pork brats with a little sugar added to make this Bratwurst a little sweeter and also makes for quicker browning, so we recommend grilling them on a lower heat. The Smoked Pork Brats are original German-style, made with all fresh pork, natural casings and spices.

The Packers Best Dad Floor Mat by Sports Licensing Solutions will decorate your home or office while showing your sports team pride. The Packers Best Dad Floor Matwelcome entrance mat features the Green Bay Packers logo and the words, World’s Best Dad, on a green with gold carpeted area rug. Non-skid vinyl backing ensures a rugged and safe product. Made in America. The Packers Best Dad Floor Mat is a perfect gift for Father’s Day, a birthday or any special occasion.

Dad's Buttercream Sandwich CookiesDad’s Buttercream Sandwich Cookies by Cookies from Scratch are as delicious as they are festive. Enjoy 14 double stuff sandwich cookies made with a buttercream frosting sandwiched between two sugar cookie crisps. On the bottom is a scalloped round cookie, and on the top the letters spelling BEST DAD. In addition, the assortment includes eight heart shaped Sugar Cookies, four M & M Surprise cookies, four Pistachio Crunch cookies and four Spritz Almond cookies. The attractive cookie box has a clear lid to show the cookies inside. Dad’s Buttercream Sandwich Cookies make a great gift for Father’s Day, a birthday or any special Dad occasion.

The Nueske Smoked Meat & Cheese Party Pack, is a superb selection for hors d’oeuvres, tailgate parties, or even everyday snacks. This Smoked Meat and Cheese party pack includes; a Meat and Cheese Party PackBoneless Smoked Ham, lean meat from grain-fed Midwestern stock; low in salt, no added water a Smoked Summer Sausage lean pork and beef seasoned with pure, natural spices (Nueske’s secret blend); high in protein, low in salt. A Smoked Liver Sausage, famous for its rich, smoky taste and excellent texture, a Wisconsin Colby Cheese and a Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese from the heart of Wisconsin complete this tasty combination.

Make This Mother’s Day Special!

Mother’s Day is almost here, but it’s not too late to send a gift. At we can help you find the perfect gift that lets Mom know you are thinking about her! has been shipping gifts nationwide since 1999 and Mother’s Day is one of our busiest times of year.  That means we have a long history over the years of what Mom loves best based on feedback from our customers and recipients.  So with this information at our fingertips, we thought we would help you with your Mother’s Day gift selections by featuring a few of our top selling Mother’s Day gifts.

Stoney River Soap Gift SetThe Stoney River Soap Gift Set includes your choice of two fragrances of handmade soaps by Stoney River Soaps, a soap saver and washcloth. Each bar of soap is made with natural ingredients and vegetable oils. Mix and match your soap assortment from the following elelven refreshing and invigorating fragrances – Patchouli, Lavender, Honey Oats, Lavender Spearmint, Rosemary’s Garden, Sweet Lemon, Activated Charcoal, Prairie Flower, Patchouli Clove Ginger, Goat Milk, or Dark Forest. Your soap assortment comes in a kraft box with clear top.

Turtle Cheesecake is an Award Winning Cheesecake from CheeseCake Heaven. Baked from scratch with fresh eggs and real cream, this delightful Gourmet Turtle Cheesecakecheesecake is sure to please everyone on your gift giving list. Chocolate Chips, Pecans and Caramel top off this “heavenly” delight. The 7″ Turtle Cheesecake serves 8. Don’t say “Cheese”, say “Cheesecake!!” Only the best from Wisconsin and sure to please everyone on your gift giving list. If your mom loves sweets as much as mine does, this is the perfect gift for her.

Mother's Heart SuncatcherThis unique Mother’s Heart Suncatcher features a pink heart and orange blossoms surrounding the inscription reading: Mothers hold their children’s hands for just a little while but their hearts forever. The beauty of stained glass is replicated in these hand-painted images by artisans in Wisconsin. Using liquid glass stains and a leading compound, each piece is expertly hand crafted and framed in rich medium oak. Only the finest quality materials are used. The framed art glass suncatcher by Silver Creek Industries adds affordable beauty to your home and a lasting expression of love for mom. Great for birthdays, Christmas, or Mother’s Day. Made in the USA.


Spring Is Sprung!

Ok, so maybe the spring is REALLY taking its time springing this year, but that can’t stop us from being excited for it! Get an early jump on the spring mindset with a few perfect gifts for springtime:

Spritz Cookie Flowers Gift BoxThe Spritz Cookie Flowers Gift Box by Cookies from Scratch is a colorful assortment of cookies shaped like Spring flowers. What keeps the special Spritz memories alive is the distinctive buttery almond flavor. This gift box comes with a full 4 dozen Spritz Cookies. Keep the tradition of Spritz cookies throughout the year!

The Spring Flowers Popcorn Tin by Mike’s Popcorn is a perfect way to send someone a cheery gift filled with freshly popped gourmet popcorn. TheSpring Flowers Popcorn Tin - 3.5 Gallons silver 3.5 gallon tin has a colorful label on the front with beautiful flowers and butterflies. Choose from seven flavors and flavor combinations – Carameliscious, Cheeseliscious, Fireliscious, Party Mix, Triple Mix, White and Traditional 3-Way Combo. This Spring Flowers Popcorn Tin is a perfect get well or housewarming gift.

Easter Art Glass Window HangingThis unique Easter Art Glass Window Hanging by Silver Creek Industries is a hand-painted image of a cross decorated with red roses. This art glass panel shows a sun and sunbeams behind the cross on hammered glass. Using liquid glass stains and a leading compound, Wisconsin artists expertly hand craft each suncatcher and frame it in rich medium oak. An excellent gift for good spring vibes!


St. Patrick’s Day Gifts from Wisconsin

St. Patrick’s day is coming up quickly. It’s everyone’s favorite day to pretend that they’re Irish and party! But did you know that Saint Patrick himself was actually British? He became famous for bringing Christianity to Ireland, but he actually hailed from the main island. Fortunately for us, that doesn’t affect our ability to throw a good party – check out some great St. Patty’s Gifts below to make it a special day.

Spritz Shamrock Cookie Gift BoxThe Spritz Shamrock Cookie Gift Box is an assortment of homemade spritz almond cookies by Cookies from Scratch. Enjoy 4 dozen delicious, shamrock-shaped spritz cookies in green and yellow colors. Cookies are packaged in an attractive gift box with a clear lid to peek at all the cookies. The Spritz Shamrock Cookie Gift Box is the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with our festive St. Patrick’s Day Kringle filled with delicious chocolate mint filling, topped with vanilla icing and St. Patrick's Day Kringlesprinkled with green shamrock candies. Everyone is Irish in March, and the kringle along with green beads and chocolate coins will be a perfect for the festivities.

Irish Welcome Art Glass PanelThis Irish Welcome Art Glass Panel by Silver Creek Industries has FAILTE, the Gaelic word for Welcome, handpainted on the glass panel. Shamrocks border the panel which is an art glass suncatcher. The narrow zinc frame has two soldered metal rings along the top edge for hanging. This attractive Irish Welcome Art Glass Panel will please anyone on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also perfect for a birthday, anniversary, housewarming, or other special occasion.



Valentine’s Day Gourmet Gifts

Valentine’s Day is the time of year where we all get to celebrate love in all it’s forms. Whether you’re showing your appreciation for a sibling, a parent, a friend, or a partner, there’s no better way to do it than with the perfect gift! At we have ton of Valentine’s gifts so you can find the perfect match for your recipient. Check out a few below. As a bonus,  you can take advantage of delayed delivery. You can order your gift today and request to have it shipped during Valentine’s Day week. Learn more about delayed delivery here, and have a sweet Wisconsin Valentine’s Day!

The Valentine Kringle with Petit Four Hearts Gift includes a heart-shaped Cherry Kringle and six Petit Four Hearts by O & H Danish Bakery. The Cherry Kringle has a cherry filling made from Wisconsin Door County cherries. The Petit Fours are hand-dipped and decorated with Valentine messages. There is no sweeter way to say Happy Valentine’s Day than with the Valentine Kringle with Petit Four Hearts Gift.

Send your sweetheart these homemade Red Gingham Sugar Cookies Crisps by Cookies from Scratch. Enjoy one dozen cookies in a variety of red, pink and white gingham-style, each topped with a heart or flower in a contrasting color. This homemade cookie gift box is a delightful gift for your sweetheart at Valentine’s Day!

The Red Tulip Flower Bulb Basket by Wisconsin Growers Greenhouse will be a welcome gift for loved ones on Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion. This decorative gift basket includes 6 red tulip flower bulbs planted in a soil-less mix. Bulbs are planted in a soil-less mix in a 6.5 inch grower pot and then placed in a decorative basket.


Kringles – Wisconsin’s State Pastry

I would describe myself as a true lover of dessert. For better or worse (usually better), it is one of my greatest passions. I can – and do – eat more dessert than anyone else I know. It’s a point of pride, and I don’t discriminate – I will try and enjoy almost any dessert. So when I say that kringles might just be my new favorite dessert, it holds a bit more weight than it would coming from your average sweet tooth.

Kringles are incredibly labor-intensive Danish pastries (it takes 3 days to make a single pastry!) that became a staple in Racine, WI when Danish immigrants made it their home. And as of 2013, Kringles are the official state pastry of Wisconsin. Over at, we are lucky enough to have products from two award-winning kringle makers: Racine Danish Kringles and O&H Danish Bakery. You can read a bit about how they make them here, but let me just tell you: it’s all about the fantastic, creamy, buttery dough they use.

So take it from a true expert of the world of desserts – you need to try one of these delicious pastries. You’ll thank me later. Check out a few options below:Racine Danish Kringles 3-Pack Gift Set

The Racine Danish Kringles 3-Pack includes three delicious kringles in your choice of flavors. This perfect gift includes three 22 oz. kringles delivered right to your door in one box. Choose your favorite kringles from these five popular flavors – Almond, Apple-Cinnamon, Cheesecake, Pecan and Raspberry. This gift box makes a great choice for any special occasion.

Pecan Kringle

O & H Danish Kringles are perfect for dessert, breakfast or a snack. Kringle flavors include Pecan, Raspberry, Cherry, Apple, Blueberry, Almond, Apricot, Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Pecan and Maple Walnut. Danish kringle is an exquisite coffee-cake made of many feather light layers of Danish pastry. Kringles are filled with a variety of homemade fillings including premium fruits, choice nuts, cinnamon and maple. Layer upon layer of golden Wisconsin creamery butter is folded and rolled into the pastry dough. The result is a deliciously rich, yet feather-light and flaky pastry.

Holiday Shopping – Wisconsin Style

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. But each holiday season, I run into a bit of a conundrum – I love picking out gifts for my friends and family, but I can’t stand the craziness at the stores that has become the norm. Luckily for me, we live in an age where lots of great products are available online at the click of a button. Wisconsinmade is no different, as we offer tons of holiday gifts made in Wisconsin to fit every need. So let Wisconsinmade help you get your holiday shopping done early this year without having to worry about the crowds! Order soon to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Wisconsin Snacks Christmas Gift Basket

Wisconsin Snacks Christmas Gift Basket – A great assortment of ready-to-eat Wisconsin snacks by Elegant Arrangements by Maureen. The gift basket contains outstanding gourmet Wisconsin-made food products – a Holiday shaped cheddar cheese cutout such as a Christmas tree, beef salami, pretzels, mustard, cheddar cheese popcorn, trail mix, maple syrup, and toffee. This Wisconsin Snacks Christmas Gift Basket will be a perfect gift during the holiday season.


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Operation Gratitude 2017


Displaying A.F..jpgWisconsinmade is proud to have partnered with Operation Gratitude for the 7th year running, and we are delighted by the support our customers and partner artisans have shown for our efforts to raise funds.  Veterans Day – November 11th – is a great opportunity to remember those that have served our country.

Founded in 2003, Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-based organization that  annually assembles and ships 250,000+ care packages to Veterans, Displaying 20170306_141659.jpgNew Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Heroes, Caregivers, and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Operation Gratitude’s mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $50 and $100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.8 Million Care Packages.

Gratitude and thanks also form the basis for our Thanksgiving celebrations. has many gifts to help you with your Thanksgiving preparations. Check out a couple of our Thanksgiving gift ideas below:

Thanksgiving Stuffed Kringle - Cranberry Pecan

Our Thanksgiving Stuffed Kringle is filled with the traditional Thanksgiving flavors of Cranberry and Pecan Pie. This delicious kringle by O & H Danish Bakery is made with tender, flaky pastry and is stuffed with extra filling of cranberries and pecans. Thanksgiving is that time of year for getting together, enjoying each other’s company, and eating a hearty meal. Thanksgiving Stuffed Kringle will be the perfect highlight of your Thanksgiving breakfast or dinner table.

Glenn's Smoked Pit Ham

Glenn’s Smoked Pit Hams are smoked with all natural hickory hardwood pellets, no oils, to give them a golden brown color and deep smoky flavor. Choose either a Half Ham, approximately 7-8 pounds, or a Whole Ham, approximately 14-16 pounds. The popular homemade ham is great for hot or cold sandwiches or sliced for dinner. Each Smoked Pit Ham by Glenn’s Market and Catering is fully cooked and ready to eat when it arrives. Perfect for the holidays, they can be shipped all over the country.

Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are days of gratitude and reflection for many of us.  We are grateful for many things including you our customers and fans of, and for all our artisan partners who provide quality products that are available on that are all Made with Pride and Passion in Wisconsin!

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