Cultivated on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius near Naples in southern Italy, these yellow tomatoes have an intense, sweet flavor.
The Vesuvio Piennolo cherry tomato is one of the oldest and most typical varieties cultivated in the region and is a Slow Food presidia. The Piennolo tomatoes are commonly hung up in bunches tied with hemp string, hence the name “piennolo”, meaning “hanging” in Neapolitan dialect. Their flavor benefits from a rich concentration of minerals in the lava soil.
“ItalianaVera” is a new, entrepreneurial female-owned company in the San Marzano DOP area. Owner Diana Attianese continues her family’s passion and tradition with San Marzano and other authentic local varietals of tomato. Packed in large tins for foodservice and smaller retail-friendly sizes in tins and jars these tomatoes combine authentic tradition and gorgeous creatively designed labels and packaging.