Maria Grammatico Estratto di Pomodoro is still crafted the authentic way with three key ingredients: San Marzano tomatoes, Sicilian sun and time. The result is a rich, umami-packed paste that adds instant depth with just a spoonful.
This almost magical paste starts with ripe tomatoes that are carefully ground by hand and then spread on wooden boards. The boards are set on the pasticceria's rooftop under the summer sun to dry for 8 to 10 days. Once it reaches the right consistency, the estratto is salted with Sicilian sea salt, transferred to clay jars and topped with a layer of extra virgin olive oil.