Title: The Authentic Italian Symphony: Neapolitan Pizza’s Journey to America with Fior di Latte and San Marzano Tomatoes

Introduction:

“Ho una storia d’amore con la pizza… diciamo che è una specie di pane e amore e carboidrati”.
” I have a love story with pizza.. is like bread, love and carboidrats”

from Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray and Love1, movie 2010.


Neapolitan pizza2, with its artisanal tradition and the use of high-quality Italian ingredients such as Fior di Latte (mozzarella) and San Marzano DOP tomatoes, is becoming a true culinary icon in America. In this article, we will explore the journey of Neapolitan pizza on American soil, focusing on the sophistication of the Italian ingredients that form its foundation from Naples3.

The Magic of Fior di Latte:

Fior di latte Sorrentina cut

Buffalo mozzarella, or Fior di Latte, is one of the distinctive elements of Neapolitan pizza. This fresh and creamy cheese, produced with buffalo milk, or italian artisan milk gives the pizza a delicate texture and a rich flavor. Many restaurants and pizzerias in the United States strive to use authentic Fior di Latte. This product usually are imported directly from Italy, to ensure authenticity and quality in their pizza.

Origin of Fior di Latte:


Fior di Latte has deep roots in Italian regions, especially in Campania. Its artisanal production, respecting ancient processing techniques, pays homage to the Italian dairy tradition. This mozzarella is a tangible example of how the quality of raw materials directly influences the final result of Neapolitan pizza.

San Marzano DOP Tomato:

Equally crucial is the use of San Marzano DOP tomatoes, like Rega SMD, in the preparation of the sauce for Neapolitan pizza. These tomatoes, grown in the fertile lands of the Agro Sarnese-Nocerino, give the sauce a sweet taste, dense consistency, and a bright color. The Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) ensures that only tomatoes cultivated in this specific region can bear the “San Marzano” label, guaranteeing authenticity and quality.

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The Importance of Authenticity:


For many Neapolitan pizzerias in America, the use of Fior di Latte and San Marzano DOP tomatoes is not just a choice! Chefs know it is a commitment to preserving the authenticity of the Italian tradition. The pursuit of high-quality ingredients reflects the desire to offer customers a taste of Italy, directly from the land of origin of these exquisite ingredients.

Authentic Experience in America:


The adoption of Fior di Latte and San Marzano DOP tomatoes in American pizzerias is part of a growing trend towards seeking authenticity in cuisine. Consumers increasingly appreciate the stories behind their dishes and seek genuine gastronomic experiences! Of course this making Neapolitan pizza an authentic ambassador of Italian cuisine in the United States. Thanks to work of Rega Usa Import, many artisan pizzamaker and appassionate chef have available autentic product like Sorrentina Mozzarella, Rega tomatoes and Casillo flour directly from Italy’s lands.

Can San Marzano DOP Rega
Casillo Superiore flur
Fior di latte latteria sorrentina ball

Conclusions:


Neapolitan pizza, with its marriage of tradition and quality, with Mozzarella, San Marzano DOP tomatoes, and artisan Flour. This offers a culinary journey straight from the Italian coasts to American tables. These ingredients, steeped in history and tradition, transform pizza into a gastronomic masterpiece! In demonstrating that the quality of raw materials is the key to creating a culinary masterpiece that transcends borders and captivates palates worldwide.

What are you waiting for? Do you know how make an autentic Napolitan Pizza?

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  1. Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American biographical romantic drama film starring Julia Roberts in a full and sofisticated story about life. ↩︎
  2. Napolitan style pizza, (Italian: pizza napoletana; Neapolitan: pizza napulitana), also known as Naples-style pizza, is a style of pizza made with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. ↩︎
  3. Naples (/ˈneɪpəlz/ NAY-pəlz; Italian: Napoli [ˈnaːpoli] ; Neapolitan: Napule[ˈnɑːpələ]) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy, ↩︎

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