Agnoni is an Italian company with a focus on tradition and preserving the flavors of the past, and their products reflect their dedication. When you need the rich, sweet flavor of perfectly ripe tomatoes but they just aren’t in season—sadly, that’s most of the year—turn to these sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil from Agnoni. These sun-dried tomatoes start with locally grown tomatoes carefully hand-selected and left to dry in the sun, in line with Mediterranean tradition. They’re jarred in rich Italian olive oil with herbs, garlic, and vinegar for a deeply flavorful and naturally sweet product that will amp up just about any savory dish. They’re also delicious for snacking right out of the jar!
Sun-dried tomatoes pack even more umami oomph than fresh tomatoes, as all of their savory-sweet flavor compounds become concentrated when the water is removed. With these rumpled, chewy gems, a little goes a long way to add big tomato flavor to any dish.
In the 1960s, newlyweds Neno and Nena Agnoni bought a farm in the hills outside Cori in Lazio, the central Italian region that is home to Rome. Today, the family-owned company is still guided by their values: respect for the land and its rhythms, simple, all-natural products, and traditional flavors. Agnoni specializes in preserved vegetables and jams of all kinds made according to decades-old family recipes, especially the artichokes that are a specialty of their home region.