The Piennolo tomatoes of Mount Vesuvius, cultivated by Casa Barone di Massa di Somma (Na), today a Slow Food Presidium, have become an official part of our Menu.
Otherwise known as “piénnoli”, these are cherry shaped tomatoes that ripen during the summer. Their cultivation and conservation require picking at the beginning of summer; they are then plaited together and hung in bunches from the ceiling or on the walls, and so they can be kept right through winter up until spring.
Their flavour and aroma become more intense with the passing of time, and they feature a thick skin, a compact pulp and a sweet but at the same time acidy taste.
At ‘O Fiore Mio we have chosen them for topping one of our pizzas from the “Just like in Naples” selection: ‘A pizza e scarole
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