This style of jarred tomato is a specialty of the Basilicata region. Perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes are cut in half, with their pulp removed and skins left on. Masseria Mirogallo pasteurizes them for as little time as possible and adds no other ingredients—not even water or salt—so the final product has as much flavor as a fresh tomato and can be used similarly. They are ready to add to sauces, soups and relishes, or add them chopped to crostini and bruschetta with crumbled goat cheese or sliced smoked mozzarella, a few torn basil leaves and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Make sure to save the liquid from the jar for an easy gazpacho or even a Bloody Mary.
Net weight: 530 grams
Place of Origin: Basilicata, Italy