Panettone is as essential to an Italian Christmas celebration as fruitcake is to an American holiday. It's a light, fluffy, not-too-sweet cake filled with delicious candied fruit. A nice little hostess gift for a December get-together. Trader Joe's sells the traditional panettone and a cranberry version for under $6 each.
Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. When you're walking up Beverly Drive, you might catch the downwind, and crinkle your nose. WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!?! From anyone or anything else, the odor will be offensive, but from the Cheesestore... Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. When you're walking up Beverly Drive, you might catch the downwind, and crinkle your nose. WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!?! From anyone or anything else, the odor will be offensive, but from the Cheesestore of Beverly Hills, it's the luxurious fragrance of an entire store filled with cheese. The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills has everything, and Norbert and Tony not only know their cheeses, but are so genuinely sweet and enthusiastic that you'll want to take home a piece of everything. Restrain yourself. The store isn't going anywhere, and buying only what you need means you get to go back for more. The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills does gift baskets, and this aint' no Hickory Farms. Le Rustique is an impressive collection: Audoin de Dampierre Champagne, Marsanny Red Burgundy, Chassagne Montrachet (!), a 1 kilo Brie, 5 assorted cheeses, a large Panettone (someone else can take that - I don't love panettone), mustard, olives, pate, pistachios, a tin of cookies, French chocolate Truffles, Spanish Fig Cake, Chocolate Twigs, and a beautiful boxed set of four cheese plates featuring vintage Camembert labels.