We believe this is the finest canned tomato you will ever have. It is favored by chefs and serious cooks the world over. The true Italian San Marzano tomato is grown in the volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius in the Campania region of Italy. Our Honestly Better® tomatoes carry the "D.O.P." designation, an Italian acronym which, loosely translated, means "name of origin protected." In other words, the integrity of this special product is protected by Italian law. Use it as you would any canned tomato...for homemade pizza and pasta sauces, stews, chili, and so on. Buon appetito!