Panettone are a seasonal Italian treat. Although panettone can be produced all year round, they are are usually kept just for Christmas. Instead year-round you can choose filone, which are baked to the same recipe as a panettone, however are baked in a long loaf. And colomba are the panettone-alternative for Easter - baked in the shape of a cross, or dove.
At Christmas choose from some Italy's finest luxury panettone and pandoro. They will all keep very well through to February or March each year, so are great to keep in the cupboard as fabulous gifts. And you can enjoy the pillowy soft panettone sourdough throughout the chilly months. We have tasted all of these and every single one is delicious!
For extra indulgence – if you want to go a step further than a drizzle of double cream – spread rich Italian creams on your sliced panettone. Luxury Fiasconaro Christmas hampers include these to make a beautiful gift, or you can buy them individually.
Learn more about how to choose the best panettone in our article "Panettone: A Buyer's Guide".