San Marzano Tomatoes

San Marzano tomatoes are prized plum tomatoes from the volcanic soils near Mount Vesuvius, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy’s Campania region. Renowned for their sweet, low-acidity flavor and meaty texture, these vibrant red tomatoes are a culinary gem, especially cherished for making rich sauces like Neapolitan pizza sauce and marinara pasta sauce. Protected by a designated origin, authentic San Marzano tomatoes guarantee quality and authenticity, elevating dishes with their exceptional taste and versatility.

To ensure you’re getting the real deal, just make sure to thoroughly read the label and look for something that says “D.O.P.” or Denominazione d’Origine Protetta, to signify that the tomatoes were grown in the San Marzano region of Italy. To make a great fresh tomato sauce for your pizza, simply crush a can of authentic San Marzano tomatoes with your hands, and mix in a pinch of salt and oregano, and a shot of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.