The Tre Marie story began in 1896 with the opening of a bakery on the famous shopping street of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Tre Marie has carried on making Milanese panettone for over a century, proudly calling themselves “a symbol of the Milanese confectionary tradition.” This historic brand is a trusted name in Italian panettone, pandoro, and colomba cakes.
Tre Marie uses carefully selected ingredients to make their aromatic and flavorful panettone cake. Italian free-range eggs, 100% Italian wheat, candied Sicilian orange peels, and French butter AOP Charentes-Poitou (the first-ever butter to receive AOP certification), are some of the ingredients that go into making these traditional cakes.
Each cake begins with mother yeast (a.k.a. sourdough) that is slowly and methodically combined with their special doughs. The cakes are given three days to leaven to perfection, after which they are stored upside down to cool for eight hours. This slow, careful process is what gives Italian panettone its soft, airy qualities.
An Expanding Collection
It isn’t Christmas without Tre Marie panettone or pandoro, and it isn’t Easter without their colomba cake! At Supermarket Italy, you’ll find Tre Marie cakes in traditional flavors, but also in dark chocolate and other varieties. We even have Tre Marie mini panettone! In recent years, the Milanese company has expanded their pastry line, producing croissants, cookies, and wafers as well.