San Marzano Tomatoes
Buy San Marzano tomatoes to enjoy Italy's favourite type of tinned in your homemade pasta sauces, stews, soups and pasata sauces. San Marzano tomatoes are grown in a small area around Naples, which has been awarded a DOP by the EU, which specifies the precise cultivar, processing method and region in which the tomatoes can be grown.
What makes San Marzano tomatoes so special?
San Marzano tomatoes are a type of plum tomato, distinguished by their elongated shape. They are prized in Italy and across the world for their thick flesh and sweet flavour. The tomatoes also have a lower water content and fewer seeds than some others, which makes them a great choice for canning and using whole in rich tomato pasta and pizza sauces. Read more: What's so special about San Marzano tomatoes?
For other San Marzano tomatoes try Mutti San Marzano Tomatoes or alternatively Paolo Petrilli Organic Tomatoes which are the same variety but grown just outside the DOP area.