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San Marzano Tomatoes are widely recognized by top chefs, Italian cooks and food aficionados as the gold standard for taste. At Cento, we go to great lengths in the planting, growing and harvesting to ensure our Cento San Marzano Tomatoes retain the world-renowned flavor that makes them so special.

Cento is the only USA brand that owns its production facility in the Sarnese Nocerino area of Italy, literally in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The rich volcanic soil, the high water table, and ideal Mediterranean micro-climate all combine to make San Marzano tomatoes the premier choice for any recipe.


Cento carefully selects the farms prior to each growing season. Everything from the seeds to the methods of farming must be adhered to and in compliance with Agri-Cert, an independent third party agency that certifies the authenticity of Cento’s San Marzano crop. Cento’s sustainability requirement requires each of the farms to grow a different crop next season to bring back key nutrients into the soil. Our sustainable methods allow Cento to produce quality tomatoes every year, free of GMO's and other unnatural substances.


A San Marzano Tomato is similar in appearance to a Roma Tomato, but thinner and more pointed. The walls of the tomato are much thicker with fewer seeds. This makes the San Marzano less acidic and sweeter than other tomatoes. San Marzano Tomatoes are best suited for warmer climates making the Sarnese Nocerino area of Italy the perfect place to grow them. The volanic soil from Mount Vesuvius supplies the tomato plants with the nutrients it needs. This area also has a very high water table, ensuring that the plants have the necessary water supply throughout their growth.

Our plants are still grown in the traditional method. Once the seedlings have matured the plants are moved to the fields where they are hand-tied to wooden poles then, when the tomatoes are vine ripened they are picked by hand and ultimately steam peeled and canned for your enjoyment all year long.


The Cento production plant is located in the San Marzano region in Campania, Italy, approximately 22 miles southeast of the town of Naples. The plant literally sits in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, renowned for its fertile soil and temperate climate. The close proximity of the plant to the local farmer’s San Marzano plantings allows for the hand-picked crop to be delivered within hours after selection.

36 Via Provinciale
San Valentino Torio, SA
Italy 84010


These San Marzano Tomatoes are certified by an independent third-party agency and are produced with the proper method to ensure superior quality. From seed to shelf, our San Marzano Tomatoes are monitored and held to our highest of standards.

Product. Attribute. Certification. PAC Traceability is the driving force behind the certification of our San Marzano Tomatoes. Each can is labeled with a "lot code" as well as a best before date. These lot codes allow us to trace every can to the exact farm where the tomatoes were picked and ensure that each crop is up to our standards. If you're interested in exactly which of our farms your can of tomatoes came from, enter the lot code in the box below.

Trace Register™ provides trusted accreditation to each and every can of Cento Certified San Marzano Tomatoes. This organization verifies our traceability standards by assuring they have been properly met and our product continues to be the supreme quality we expect.

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