Paglione Passata, 700 g
These passata are full of family passion and Pugliese sun. Three generations of the Albano and Faccilongo families toil under the hot Pugliese sun in the tavoliere, or plain, of southern Italy’s heel, where wheat, olives, tomatoes and fruit abound and make it the breadbasket of Italy. The family cultivates and harvests its organic tomatoes by hand on its four acres of tomato fields. Each day is a labor of love as the tomatoes transform from seedlings in early May to pregnant, ripe fruit exploding with flavor by early July. The tomatoes are then manually cleaned, cooked to reduction and jarred to deliver the most wholesome and authentic tomato bases for sauces available, with only tomato and a pinch of salt. Each jar is a taste of the Mediterranean sun. Use passata as a base for your tomato sauce by sautéing garlic and/or onion in olive oil, adding the passata and any other herb or meat. Adding a cup or two of water per jar is strongly recommended for sauces that require longer cooking times.