Pomodoro guardiolo

Pomodoro guardiolo is a traditional tomato variety that is native to the Campania region in Italy. It is specifically grown in the towns and communes of San Marzano sul Sarno, Scafati, and San Giuseppe Vesuviano. This tomato variety is highly regarded for its exceptional taste and quality, making it a staple ingredient in many Italian dishes.

The Pomodoro guardiolo is recognized as a Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) product, which ensures its authenticity and adherence to specific production methods. According to the specifications, these tomatoes must be grown in the volcanic soil of the Vesuvius area and harvested by hand. They are characterized by their elongated shape, bright red color, and thick flesh.

One popular recipe that showcases the deliciousness of Pomodoro guardiolo is the classic Neapolitan pizza. The tomatoes are crushed and used as a base sauce, providing a rich and tangy flavor to the pizza. Another recipe that highlights the sweetness of these tomatoes is the Caprese salad, where they are sliced and combined with fresh mozzarella, basil, and olive oil.

Sources:
– “Pomodoro Guardiolo” – Consorzio di Tutela del Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino
– “Pomodoro Guardiolo” – Prodotti Tipici Campani