For those who could always use a little more chocolate in their lives, our double chocolate panettone is the answer. It’s a decadent, iconoclastic version of the traditional Christmas sweet, studded with top-quality milk and dark chocolate instead of the usual dried and candied fruits. Our partner bakers at Olivieri 1882 make their naturally leavened panettone dough with four times more eggs than others on the market, so it’s ultra-rich and luxurious, with a moist, tender crumb that’s never too sweet. This panettone comes in a custom-designed box inspired by classic Italian design that will be a beloved keepsake long after the holidays are over.
Many cultures enjoy a rich, eggy bread around Christmastime, often studded with dried fruits and nuts. Packed with expensive ingredients, they have long been considered an accessible bit of luxury for the festive season. While its history can be traced back to the ancient Romans, panettone as we know it originated in Milan in the 15th century. Its iconic dome is now a beloved presence at Christmas festivities around the country.
In 1882, Luigi Olivieri began baking in the town of Arzignano in the northeastern Veneto region, at the very base of the Alps. Since then, his family has carried on that proud tradition, and today, Olivieri is one of the top artisan bakeries in Italy. Their signature panettone and pandoro are made by hand with top-quality ingredients, using natural processes and time-honored techniques for the best flavor. Olivieri’s products have won multiple awards, including Best Artisan Panettone in Italy.