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Artichokes

Artichokes are a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. Our artichokes are hand-trimmed and picked to maintain a uniform shape. Both our grilled and marinated artichoke hearts make for great additions to your pizza and salads!

COLOR

Pale green


FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Bold, savory flavor​
Tender & juicy


USAGE

Snacking, salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, dips and antipasti platters

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Hand-picked, blanched, and trimmed. ​ Marinated: Marinated with herbs and a dash of oil.​
Grilled: Hand-grilled over an open flame, packed in sunflower oil, sea salt, vinegar & spices​.

Capers

Did you know that capers are actually the unripened flower buds of the Caper bush? The perennial bush is native to the Mediterranean, and is found growing wild in rocky crags and coastal cliffs. Mezzetta capers are hand picked as soon as they reach the desired size.

COLOR

Dark green


FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Piquant, slightly tangy flavor​
Tender texture


USAGE

Mediterranean dishes, especially veal, fish and chicken.​

Add chopped Capers to sauces or dressings.

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Picked from dessert shrubs by hand, sized and fermented in a salt brine.

Cherries

The Maraschino name originates from the Marasca cherry from Croatia and the Maraschino liqueur made from it. Today, Maraschino cherries are an ingredient in many cocktails, giving them the nickname "cocktail cherries."

COLOR

Bright, vibrant red


FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Sweet, vibrant flavor


USAGE

Cocktails, glazed ham, baked goods, on top of ice cream, fruit salad

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Harvested at the peak of freshness and treated with a proprietary process to achieve the ideal flavor and color. Our Maraschino cherries contain no artificial colors or flavors.

Pearl Onions

The pearl onion is a close relative of the leek and is more tender than the common onion. With its uniquely small size and sweet taste, the pearl onion makes for a great cocktail garnish.

COLOR

Pearly white


FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Crisp, tangy & tender


USAGE

Cocktails, antipasti platters, meatballs, stews

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Peeled, sized, and cured in a vinegar brine.

Sun-Ripened Dried Tomatoes

Mezzetta Sun-Ripened Dried Tomatoes are made using farm-fresh California tomatoes, grown near our Napa Valley facility.

COLOR

Dark red


FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Deep, rich flavor and soft, velvety texture


USAGE

Appetizers, pasta salads, sandwiches, pizza and pasta

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Farm-fresh California ripe tomatoes are oven dried then packed with fresh herbs and olive oil. We oven dry our tomatoes instead of sun dried to minimize exposure to the elements.

Giardiniera (Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery, Red Bell Peppers)

Giardiniera is an Italian relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or sometimes oil. Giardiniera adds punch to sandwiches, sausages and hot dogs, as well as eggs and pizza. And you can’t talk about Giardiniera without a shout out to Chicago-Style Giardiniera and its popular use as a topping for Italian beef sandwiches

COLOR

Variety of fresh colors (white, orange, red, light green)


FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Hot or mild flavor and crisp texture


USAGE

Snacking, as a condiment, Italian beef sandwiches, deli sandwiches, antipasto platters, salads

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Our cauliflower is picked on local family farms at the peak of ripeness and then processed in our Napa Valley facility within 24 hours to retain flavor and crunch. We pickle them with carrots, celery and bell peppers.

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Explore recipes with this ingredient

Prosciutto Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

Prosciutto Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

Artichoke and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Artichoke and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Artichoke and Parmesan Marinara Dip

Artichoke and Parmesan Marinara Dip

Weeknight Chicken Picatta

Weeknight Chicken Picatta

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

Spicy Eggplant Roll-Ups

Spicy Eggplant Roll-Ups

Homemade No-Churn Cherry Ice Cream

Homemade No-Churn Cherry Ice Cream

Cherry, Almond and Pistachio Biscotti

Cherry, Almond and Pistachio Biscotti

Cherry Basil Sangria

Cherry Basil Sangria

Gibson Martini

Gibson Martini

Mezzetta® Bloody Mary

Mezzetta® Bloody Mary

Braised Greens with Pancetta and Giardinera

Braised Greens with Pancetta and Giardinera

Sun-Ripened Dried Tomato and Basil Mashed Potatoes

Sun-Ripened Dried Tomato and Basil Mashed Potatoes

Tuscan Farmhouse Chicken

Tuscan Farmhouse Chicken

Mediterranean Guacamole

Mediterranean Guacamole

Braised Greens with Pancetta and Giardinera

Braised Greens with Pancetta and Giardinera

Mezzetta® Muffuletta

Mezzetta® Muffuletta

The Perfect Antipasto Platter

The Perfect Antipasto Platter

A few days ago, I ran across a jar of your Cocktail Onions. I tended bar for 30 years and made a ton of Gibson Martinis. The cocktail onions I used were okay tasting, but soft. The Mezzetta onions are the crispiest best tasting ever. I am glad I took a shot and picked them up. They will be ongoing in my cocktail repertoire.”

Ray J.

Hopkins, MN

Every jar has a journey

It starts in the farms

We travel all across the globe in search of the finest possible ingredients, developing long-term relationships with local farmers. The result? The best possible products for our customers.

Next step - perfecting the product

Once our ingredients enter our factory, the real work begins. In both our test kitchens and production lines, we work tirelessly to ensure Mezzetta products are of the highest possible quality.

The seal of approval

The name Mezzetta on the jar is a promise that you're taking home the best ingredients on the planet. We check our products for quality before, during and after they've left the factory floor.

At last, a seat at the table

Ultimately, the key ingredient to a joy-filled meal is family & friends. Our products should be enjoyed the same way we've always made them - with love.