Background: The most frequent metastases to the thyroid originate in the kidney, lung or breast. Colorectal adenocarcinoma represents less than 4% of metastases to the thyroid gland. Solitary metastases of colorectal cancer with no other manifestation of disseminated cancer disease are exceedingly rare. Within the Bethesda Classification for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology, metastases are included in Diagnostic Categories “Suspicious for Malignancy” and “Malignant.” Cases: We present 2 cases of colorectal adenocarcinoma metastatic to the thyroid gland, diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). One metastasis occurred in normal thyroid parenchyma; the other was a tumour-to-tumour metastasis into a follicular carcinoma of the thyroid. The latter is the first published tumour-to-tumour metastasis of a colorectal carcinoma in the thyroid from which both components were diagnosed by FNA. Conclusion: Diagnosing a metastasis to the thyroid is challenging. On FNA, a dual cell population should raise suspicion. Immunocytochemical and molecular analysis may be helpful. Clinical information is essential in guiding specific ancillary technique panels in scant cellular material.