Camone Tomato

The Camone tomato is a small, round variety of tomato, originating from Sardinia, Italy. It is known for its thick, resistant skin that is green and red in color, turning more intensely red as it ripens.

These tomatoes have a particularly intense taste and notable sweetness, balanced by refreshing acidity, making them highly appreciated for their unique flavor. The texture is firm yet juicy, a characteristic that makes them versatile in the kitchen. The Camone stores well and retains its taste qualities for an extended period after harvesting, making it a highly sought-after product in gastronomy.

This variety is particularly enjoyed eaten raw in salads or as a snack, but can also be an excellent ingredient in cooked dishes, such as light sauces, soups, or as a garnish in fish or meat dishes.



In a high-quality European restaurant, especially in Northern Europe, the Camone tomato can be utilized in a variety of ways, thanks to its unique flavor and versatile texture. Here are some ideas on how to employ this tomato in both Italian and foreign recipes:

  1. Salads and appetizers: the Camone, with its intense flavor and crunchy texture, is ideal for fresh and colorful salads. It can be paired with Mediterranean ingredients like olives, mozzarella, and basil, or with typical Northern European products like aged cheeses and smoked salmon.
  2. Sauces and gravies: its balance between sweetness and acidity makes it perfect for light and tasty sauces, suitable for dressing pasta, risottos, or as a base for soups. Additionally, it can be used in sauces to accompany fish or meat dishes.
  3. Cooked dishes: thanks to its resistant skin, the Camone holds its shape well during cooking, making it suitable for baked dishes like vegetable gratin or as an ingredient in savory pies and quiches.
  4. Creative and fusion cuisine: this tomato can be a great choice for fusion dishes that combine elements of Italian cuisine with Nordic influences, such as salads with Northern European herbs or typical Scandinavian fish dishes enriched with the Mediterranean taste of Camone.
  5. Garnish and decorations: its attractive appearance also makes it ideal as a garnish to enhance gourmet dishes, adding a touch of color and flavor.