Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro SAC. today announced it will launch De Rica premium Italian tomato products for distribution in the United States this year, debuting the product line Jan. 13-15 at the Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco (booth 1037).
Casalasco created 10 De Rica products in organic and traditional formats, including double concentrated tomato paste; strained, diced, finely chopped and peeled tomatoes; and pizza sauce with spices.
De Rica selects only the finest tomatoes – the top 1 percent of the cooperative’s total output – based on taste, color and aroma. The tomatoes are harvested at their peak goodness within 30 miles of the Casalasco plant, where they are immediately processed using an all-natural, environmentally friendly, steam-peeling process that has been used in Italy for centuries.