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Ciao e la terra del Vesuvio
Ciao and the land of Vesuvius – A love that is far more than a slogan 1024 536 cmdo

Ciao and the land of Vesuvius – A love that is far more than a slogan

The first way to ensure that our production meets the expectations of our artisans – who want to bring to the table always the best of Campania Felix (the fertile countryside, as the ancient Romans called the region) – is to help protect our territory. Find out how Ciao – Il Pomodoro di Napoli renders homage to the land of Vesuvius.

The importance of a unique land

Campania is a unique land, with exceptional morphological features, but it is in particular the Vesuvius area that offers the right fertility and minerality needed to give those unique scents and flavors to the crops

The proximity to the sea and the consequently mild climate contribute to make perfect the maturation of our tomatoes and unique their taste.

In short, opening a can of Ciao tomatoes means bringing to the table the best of the Mediterranean character of our peninsula and this thanks not only to an immediate processing that fully respects the raw material, but above all thanks to our territory’s characteristics.

So, the first commitment of Ciao – Il Pomodoro di Napoli it is the one towards his land.

To love it and to respect it is – from the production point of view – the best guarantee of a lasting success.

The defense of the territory

The environment is therefore one of the main concerns for Ciao – Il Pomodoro di Napoli. A feasible investment thanks to a plant and a production method that allows us a minimal environmental impact.

So, in a few key points, how do we ensure this result?

  1. The attention and the contact with the agricultural part, allow us less waste, while maintaining very high production standards.
  2.  Process waters are purified and reused to reduce waste
  3. The residues of the production chain (skins, seeds and waste from the supply chain, imperfect vegetables and tomato juice in excess) are used as feed for local farms.
  4.  The cans we use are “Metal Recycles Forever”, a brand that indicates a particular production technology that covers the aluminum with a strong tin layer in order to have a product highly resistant to the acidity of the tomatoes, but also 100% and infinitely recyclable.

Attention and commitment = Resource and investment

But it is not just about love for our roots.
Respecting the territory is for us the essential prerequisite to continue to make ourselves the spokesperson of this world of unique quality, which cannot be imitated because the geographical features of Campania are unique and inimitable, just as the know-how that made the Made in Italy – and the products of Ciao and CMDO – a symbol of quality all over the world.

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Ciao at Gulfood 2018

All sold out at the Dubai Trade Center for one of the most important events in the international food world: Gulfood. From February 18th to 22nd, Ciao will take part to this trade show with its stand dedicated to pizza fans and pizza gluttons. Come to discover the goodness of our products at Pavilion Hall1: Booth B1 -34.

This time we leave bound to Dubai!

Ciao will be part of the great Italian team that will tell the Middle East, and beyond, what truly means “to make a Neapolitan pizza”.

Pizza demonstrations, tastings of date tomatoes from Vesuvius and many curiosities about that a unique product that is the Campanian peeled tomato.
The event is, after all, a formidable stage for Italian food, much appreciated in Dubai – the United Arab Emirates is a country that truly loves and appreciate well-being and pleasures of life, boasting even a Ministry for Happiness!

All sold out!

The event at the Dubai Trade Center has already since long registered this year the sold out in terms of bookings, reflecting how much attention the international food of excellence attracts in the Middle East.
The 2018 edition will then be a really important stage for the Campanian tomatoes, the biggest ever.

Here are some numbers to better appreciate the event:

  • 120 pavilions
    97,000 participants
    185 countries

Once again, we of CMDO and Ciao will focus on telling the specifics of a product, the peeled tomato, that many try to imitate, but with little success.

Do you want to taste the pizzas made by our professionals of the White Art and find out what makes unique Ciao’s products?


Just fly to the Dubai Trade Centre


Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to live with us the most beautiful emotions of this event.
Have a good trip and enjoy your meal!

San Marzano
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The particularity of harvesting the San Marzano tomatoes explained by an expert

Why San Marzano tomatoes are so special and how their harvesting process changes according to their specificities? We have asked this to Tommaso Romano, President of Consorzio di Tutela del Pomodoro San Marzano DOP dell’Agro Nocerino Sarnese (the producers association for the San Marzano DOP tomato of the Agro Nocerino Sarnese region).

While it looks like so many vegetables, the San Marzano actually differs a lot from the other tomatoes.  Above all, it comes from a more delicate plant and for this reason it requires more attention, from the field to the table.

«The harvest of San Marzano tomatoes lasts about 50 days (from the beginning of August to the end of September) and the conservation process has to be started within a few hours, to preserve its intense aroma and fresh and sweet taste» – explains Tommaso Romano, president of the Consorzio di Tutela del Pomodoro San Marzano DOP, entrepreneur and passionate about the peculiarities of his land.

«This year the harvesting phase will be slightly shorter compared to the usual, due to the great heat of the 2017 season! – continues Tommaso Romano – It is possible that this time we will not reach the doors of autumn.»

But how does it work this important moment that precedes the factory processing?

In order to understand it, we need to dispel the classic myths of city-made experiences, on terraces and balconies. Tomato plants are not compact bushes, but they develop in height.
Harvesting the San Marzano, therefore, is an articulated process divided into 4 steps.

4 steps, around 10 days each apart, to pick the vegetables from the base of the plants, where the tomato matures first because it is more at contact with the heat of the earth, and then slowly pick the higher fruits.
«Every stage of the San Marzano harvesting is a strictly manual work – concludes Romano – which increases working times compared to other types of tomato, but fully respects the product.» read more