Field to table

Our passion turns into quality products

Preserving the taste of tomatoes from the field to the table has been our passion and vocation for 120 years. Our company is in the heart of the Food Valley region of Parma, and we see ourselves as an intrinsic part of this region: its landscape, soil, waterways, people, traditions, and memories.

It all starts with…

Rotondo di parma

Flavour: Intense

This variety flourishes in Emilia Romagna and its neighboring regions. This round tomato has undergone a strict selection process over time and is now entirely at home in Mutti´s fields in the Parma region.

Polpa

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Much more than a tomato

Great tomatoes are the result of the earth, water, sun and time. However each tomato variety has it’s own features and grows best in certain places. Knowing about them helps you choose the right tomato for your cooking.

Plum

Flavour: Intense

This variety is grown in Puglia, southern Italy, and is mainly used peeled. Our plum tomatoes are processed very close to the fields in Oliveto Citra. This small town is just a few kilometers from the Cilento National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Pelati

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Much more than a tomato

Great tomatoes are the result of the earth, water, sun and time. However each tomato variety has it’s own features and grows best in certain places. Knowing about them helps you choose the right tomato for your cooking.

Cherry

Flavour: Sweet

The cherry tomato, also known as ciliegino, grows mainly in Puglia, and is as mild and vivacious as the rolling coastal region it comes from. The small, round, and sweet cherry tomato brings character and creativity to the table and offers a wealth of flavors and textures. Of all the tomatoes it most resembles tomatoes growing in the wild.

Cherry Tomatoes

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Much more than a tomato

Great tomatoes are the result of the earth, water, sun and time. However each tomato variety has it’s own features and grows best in certain places. Knowing about them helps you choose the right tomato for your cooking.

Datterino

Flavour: Sweet

The Baby Roma tomato, or Datterino, resembles a small plum tomato. The Datterinos growing in Emilia Romagna are ideally suited to the hilly terrain and Adriatic Coast they are grown on. The southeastern variety growing in Apulia is very close to a plum tomato, but still has its own clear profile and features. The thin skin of the Datterino conceals beneath it a particularly sweet fruit.


Much more than a tomato

Great tomatoes are the result of the earth, water, sun and time. However each tomato variety has it’s own features and grows best in certain places. Knowing about them helps you choose the right tomato for your cooking.

San Marzano

Flavour: Bold

The San Marzano gets its name from the town of San Marzano sul Sarno, which is located on the outskirts of Naples. The tomato has received the EU protected designation of Origin (PDO) status. Originally from Peru, it was brought to the region between Naples and Salerno during the 18th century. This tomato variety has a sweet taste and firm texture. It is especially suitable for use peeled – and is adored by food enthusiasts around the world.


Much more than a tomato

Great tomatoes are the result of the earth, water, sun and time. However each tomato variety has it’s own features and grows best in certain places. Knowing about them helps you choose the right tomato for your cooking.

Parma

In the heart of Food Valley

Parma lies in the heart of an area called Food Valley. It is the culinary capital of Italy, famous for its hams, cheeses, wheat, and tomatoes. 

Mutti was born in the town of Basilicanova, a hamlet close to Parma. Now, 120 years later, we still operate, live and grow our tomatoes in the very same land, with the main variety of tomato grown here being the Rotondo di Parma.


The land we are

We started up in Parma, in the heart of the Food Valley, and we are always looking for the best tomato varieties and we grow them in the most suitable soils. Ours is an activity carried out with passion and respect in special places, from the North to the South of Italy. We are not just a simple part of these excellences. We are the details of their landscape, we are their earth and waters, their expectations, the horizons and bonds between the communities who thrive through tomatoes.

Valli di Comacchio

The wetlands

The Valli di Comacchio is a series of wetlands and lagoons to the south of Comacchio, close to the Emilia Romagna area of the Adriatic Coast.

While the area still remains the most significant wetland of Italy, housing the largest variety of birds and fishes, much of the land has throughout the ages been used for farming. The area features a saline soil and is crisscrossed with canals, streams and rivers.

The main variety of tomato grown here is the Datterino, or Baby roma.


The land we are

We started up in Parma, in the heart of the Food Valley, and we are always looking for the best tomato varieties and we grow them in the most suitable soils. Ours is an activity carried out with passion and respect in special places, from the North to the South of Italy. We are not just a simple part of these excellences. We are the details of their landscape, we are their earth and waters, their expectations, the horizons and bonds between the communities who thrive through tomatoes.

Capitanata

The granary of Italy

The southern area of Capitanata lies in the province of Foggia, Apulia. An important agricultural area for Italy, it is known for grapefruits, olives, wheat and – naturally – our tomatoes. Indeed, a large amount of Europe’s tomatoes come from these lands.

The people of Capitanata have lived in harmony with nature since ancient days, and they have a sacred bond with the fields they farm and tend to.

The mountainous and coastal climate makes Capitanata an excellent place to grow cherry tomatoes and Datterinos.


The land we are

We started up in Parma, in the heart of the Food Valley, and we are always looking for the best tomato varieties and we grow them in the most suitable soils. Ours is an activity carried out with passion and respect in special places, from the North to the South of Italy. We are not just a simple part of these excellences. We are the details of their landscape, we are their earth and waters, their expectations, the horizons and bonds between the communities who thrive through tomatoes.

Valle del Sele

The land of San Marzano tomatoes

The Valle del Sele is an area located in the southern Campania region. Here, in the fields during tomato harvest time, the tranquil summer is broken by the frenzy of machinery and harvesters.

The largest city of this region is Naples, which lies in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. It is in these volcanic lands that we grow our San Marzano tomatoes, which are world famous for their exceptional taste and texture.

Our factory is situated in the small town of Oliveto Citra, as close to our fields as possible to ensure that our tomatoes are always processed quickly.


The land we are

We started up in Parma, in the heart of the Food Valley, and we are always looking for the best tomato varieties and we grow them in the most suitable soils. Ours is an activity carried out with passion and respect in special places, from the North to the South of Italy. We are not just a simple part of these excellences. We are the details of their landscape, we are their earth and waters, their expectations, the horizons and bonds between the communities who thrive through tomatoes.

Our Farmers

The people behind the tomatoes

Even though we are working with over 400 farmers, we know each of them by name – as they are part of our family. Our relationship with our suppliers is open and honest, and they each share our passion and dedication to excellence. As a result of this, we can pay them more for their products, which helps them develop their farms further and try new, innovative ways to improve their results and protect the environment.


The production stages

From field to the factory

Growing tomatoes is a tough business. Each year the weather conditions change and affect the harvest in ways that cannot be foreseen. Most of our farmers have dedicated their lives to understanding and mastering the entirety or the growing cycle to ensure the best tomatoes possible. It cannot be emphasized enough that in our business quality is the result of the entire production chain – everything that happens from farm to table.

Getting sustainable with WWf Italy

We cooperate with the WWF to make our entire growth and production cycle as sustainable as possible. So far, we have managed to cut down our emissions and water use drastically, and the work is only starting.

Planting

Each soil has its own characteristics: some have more minerals in them, some hold more rainfall. We are always searching for the best varieties and we cultivate them in territories most fitting for them. Everything affects how a tomato tastes, and finding the right place to grow a specific variety is a vital step in creating the best possible tomatoes for our products.

Farming

Our goal is to know everything there is to know about tomatoes. We share our knowledge with our farmers and guide them throughout the development of the crop in their fields. Likewise, we constantly work to improve our irrigation techniques to save both water and energy. Sun and rain are our most important allies in bringing tomatoes to maturity; hot summers produce tomatoes full of flavor.

Harvest

The tomato is an impatient fruit. Knowing exactly when to harvest is the key to achieving the best flavors possible. We rely on our farmers to alert us when the time for harvest has come. We are also currently testing new technologies like drones to precisely know when the tomatoes have gotten enough sun and are ready to be picked. All of our harvesting is done mechanically, and during the harvest season our factories operate around the clock. A ripe tomato simply can’t wait.

Production

After the tomatoes are picked and arrive at one of our factories, machines are used to sort them out with the highest care. Only the best tomatoes will do for Mutti products. To ensure quality, our production time is cut to a minimum, and our tomatoes are always processed with gentle and even heat to preserve their nutrients and natural goodness.

Factory tour

How we make our products

For us, nothing is more rewarding than receiving a load of ripe, high-quality tomatoes at a Mutti factory. The tomatoes have now reached full maturity under strictly controlled conditions, and in only a few hours will be transformed into the products used daily in kitchens around the world.

Pomodorino d´oro

Mutti awards quality

In 2000, we created the Pomodorino d’Oro award (Golden Tomato): each year we give a money prize to our best farmers for the quality of the product they grow. 

A virtuous cycle which focuses on care, quality and taste.

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