Accept no imitations: this is the real San Marzano, the famous "King of Tomatoes" prized by chefs worldwide. With their distinctive mineral-sweet flavor and low acidity, these tomatoes taste as if they've just been picked from the vine. Real San Marzano tomatoes have a long shape and meaty texture that allows them to be peeled and canned whole without falling apart. Use them in any recipe that requires the original flavor of Italian tomato tradition - a simple Pasta al Pomodoro, a classic ragu, or rustic soups and stews.
Our DaniCoop Gustarosso DOP San Marzano tomatoes are produced according to the highest standards of quality and sustainability by Danicoop, a cooperative of about 100 farmers in the Agro Sarnese Nocerino. In this small area south of Napoli, the fertile Vesuvian soils create the ideal growing conditions for these outstanding tomatoes, enhanced by the cooperative's centuries-old cultivation methods, including manual spring water irrigation and hand-harvesting. What makes San Marzano tomatoes from Agro Sarnese Nocerino so unique is the terroir, or that unrepeatable combination of geography, soil, climate, and know-how.
Real San Marzanos must follow strict DOP (protected designation of origin) guidelines, like the exact geographic area where these tomatoes can be grown. Farmers in this small area can only produce so many tomatoes: not all "San Marzano" tomatoes sold worldwide were grown in Agro Sarnese-Nocerino. With so many fakes on the market, Gustiamo is proud to be one of the few providers of real DOP San Marzano tomatoes and to help safeguard this Italian tradition for the next generations.