“When you open a Cirio can, you get the best of Italy”.
Cirio is owned by Conserve Italia, a market leader in canned fruits, vegetables, and tomato-based products. Quality controls are carried out in accordance with the Quality Assurance System to ensure consumers enjoy the best of nature from farm to fork.
Cirio is named after the founder Francesco Cirio, who was born in Nizza Monferrato (Asti), Italy, in 1836. He was exposed to trade as a young boy. At the age of fourteen, Francesco had honed his amazing entrepreneurial skills and was working at the fruit and vegetable market of Porta Palazzo in Torino.
During this time, Cirio identified an opportunity to meet the increasing demand for Italian fresh produce from London and Paris. He set up a company trading fruit and vegetables and became Italy’s most important agricultural exporter within a few months.
At the age of 20, Cirio achieved worldwide success through his development of the appertisation technique, a method of preservation. This technique was invented by a Frenchman named Nicolas Apperti.
This method extended the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables, enabling more perishable produce to be exported globally. This led to the opening of Cirio’s first factory in Torino. Starting with peas, Cirio gradually extended the range to include other types of food products.
Cirio’s success grew as he opened more production plants and recovered abandoned agricultural land for the cultivation of fresh produce.
Today, Cirio is present on the table of every Italian family and creating waves worldwide, making it one of the best-known brands in the Italian food industry.
Preserved Tomatoes – Italian Freshness in a Can
Cirio is celebrating 160 years of preserving the best tomatoes available and bringing them to your homes since 1856.
Besides tomatoes, Cirio is also popular for its canned beans and corn. Without added preservatives, you can enjoy wholesome and healthy Italian freshness in every can.
- Chopped Tomatoes
- Peeled Tomatoes
- Crushed Tomatoes
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sieved Tomatoes
- Tomato Puree
- Chick Peas
- Borlotti Beans
- Red Kidney Beans
- Cannellini Beans
- Baked Beans