Speciality of PrimoGrano line, the local type of tomato called “Pera” (pear) grows in Abruzzo. It is unique and very different from all the other varieties of tomato. It has been cultivated for centuries and has very few seeds, it is very fleshy and weighs about 300-500 g. It is particularly suited for the preparation of sauces and its sweet and velvety taste, together with its low acidity, makes it much more refined than all other common types. To enjoy its organoleptic properties, we recommend using it “raw”, pan-frying it together with pasta and adding just a little bit of PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil with some perfumed basil leaves.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Tomato Puree reminds us of families that traditionally prepare the preserves for the winter during summertime afternoons. It is perfect for dense and rich “Sunday sauces” or simply heated and ready to be sautéed in combination with one of Rustichella d’Abruzzo short types of pasta.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Semi-dried Tomatoes are dried and preserved in Extra virgin olive oil with addition of garlic, oregano, parsley and salt. They are perfect for a hot bruschetta with a bit of Rustichella PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra virgin olive oil, or tasted on whole wheat bread or on a fresh focaccia. They also match meats or steamed seafood with a bit of oregano and Rustichella Extra virgin olive oil.