Italian Tomato Sauce

Italian tomato sauce, a staple of traditional Italian cuisine, is renowned for its rich flavor. Made with ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs like basil, garlic, onions, and olive oil, it embodies simplicity and authenticity. Highly versatile, it's essential in dishes like spaghetti, lasagna and pizza. Tomato sauce is not just a culinary delight but a journey through Italy's rich food culture, perfect for any home cook or chef.

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Delicious Tomato Sauce from Italy

Nothing beats the taste of tomato sauce made with fresh tomatoes. Pasta with homemade tomato sauce is a staple dish for many Italian families, it's a real comfort food for Italian children who eat it almost everyday for lunch after school. Italian tomato sauce is tasty, considered as the condiment par excellence and the basis of many traditional dishes.

Longino & Cardenal has chosen Chiaramonte and Petrilli as partners for the tasty fresh tomato sauce. You can order your favorite product, choosing among cherry tomato sauce or peeled tomatoes, and receive it in the comfort of your home in Hong Kong. Each product is ideal for a specific recipe, so you can explore Italian meals and start your gastronomic journey.

Tomatoes from the sunniest regions: Sicily and Apulia

Tomato sauce is a very simple but tasty condiment that can enrich your pasta dishes with the addition of olive oil and fresh basil. The real Italian touch comes from the use of specific tomato varieties: datterini and ciliegini.

In Italian, datterino means little date, a name given to this tomato because of its similarity to the fruit. Datterini are a particularly sweet variety, with few seeds and lots of pulp. Cherry tomatoes are a small variety of tomato known for its shape that resembles a cherry. These tomatoes are prized by chefs for their juiciness and thin skin, which makes the tomatoes pop in the mouth when eaten.

Petrilli company is based in Apulia and has been processing only tomatoes grown by themselves since 1990, cultivation and processing are entirely artisanal. The company focuses on poor soil because it improves the quality of the product, they keep yields low, harvesting only by hand and the freshly picked tomatoes are immediately taken to the factory to be processed in the traditional way as has been done in peasant homes for generations.

The company always puts the environment first: they only use energy produced by hydroelectric power plants in the Dolomites. Chemicals are banned from their production, instead, social responsibility is the key point for an ethic path. For Petrilli, the link with the land is very strong: theyʼve been farming with organic techniques since 1988 in a very old settlement, Motta della Regina, in Apulia.

Their goal was to recover native strains, renouncing to high yields per hectare and the use of chemicals to develop an environmentally sustainable production system, in which they take advantage of the soilʼs natural fertility and foster the environmentʼs biodiversity.

Our organic tomato sauce comes from the Chiaramonte company from Sicily, the land of fresh and juicy cherry tomatoes. The attachment to their roots, their production rigor and passion animate Tenuta Chiaramonte with a long agricultural culture, coming from the Sicilian tradition and from the Hyblean land in particular.

The best tomato pasta sauce

Tomato sauce is a very versatile ingredient that is used in cooking for a variety of preparations from pasta dishes to fish sauces. Of course, the most classic tradition is to dress pasta with tomato sauce for a quick lunch or dinner, which is precisely why it is always important to have in the pantry a bottle of a homemade tomato sauce made with fresh chopped tomatoes, the highest quality oil and salt. Only a few ingredients are needed for a tomato sauce recipe; it is a simple but heartwarming dish.