Imagine the vibrant flavor of a fresh summer tomato with the sweetness of a perfectly caramelized roasted tomato - you’ll be thinking of something like these candied tomatoes from I Sapori di Corbara. These whole pomodorini (“tiny tomatoes”) are bite-sized, bell-shaped cherry tomatoes grown near the Amalfi Coast. Even more highly prized than the famous San Marzano, they have a distinctive profile and meaty texture that can’t be beaten. Their intense flavor comes from rich volcanic soil, coastal sea breezes, rainwater, and passionate growers. They’re briefly cooked in a simple sugar syrup to concentrate the flavors and add a rich, luscious sweetness that makes them irresistible.
On the slopes of Monti Lattari in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, I Sapori di Corbara produces the most intensely flavorful tomatoes from unique varieties that can’t be grown anywhere else. They work directly with small local farmers to find the best quality tomatoes grown the old-fashioned way, supported by wooden stakes on terraced hillsides, watered only by the rain. As they bask in the dry heat of the southern sun, the sugars in the fruit become super concentrated. The result is intensely flavorful tomatoes processed at low temperatures to preserve their freshness and nutritional properties. As their name (“the flavors of Corbara”) indicates, I Sapori di Corbara is dedicated to sharing the natural bounty of their homeland, with a passion for the tomato in all its forms.