Maida Pomodorini Corbarino are about to seriously up your tomato sauce game. Corbarino is a very precious and rare variety of tomatoes from the Monti Lattari area of Campania. Small and pear-shaped, these tomatoes are jarred whole in their own juice with a little bit of salt and basil. Maida Corbarino are delicate, sweet, and with very low acidity, so they do not stand up to long cooking. On the contrary, they require very little to make an incredible sauce. Use them to whip up a quick classic tomato sauce, as the perfect base for a Bloody Mary, or with all your fish recipe.
And a little bit of tomato trivia for you: according to the Associazione Verace Pizza, Corbarino are one of just three tomato varieties (with San Marzano
) permitted to be used to make the real, authentic Pizza Napoletana. Since Corbarino have an outstanding, balanced flavor, they can also be eaten raw! We love them sliced with a bit of salt as a topping for bruschetta or, of course, crushed for homemade pizza.
These Corbarino tomatoes are true heirlooms. Farmer Francesco Vastola grows these tomatoes on Maida Farm in the Cilento region. There, the intense sun, low rainfall, and mineral-rich soil give the tomatoes a high concentration of sugars and acids, allowing them to preserve their unique fresh flavor over time.