Kayco, also known as Kedem, announces Friday the launch of a premium line of thin crust café-style artisanal pizza, imported from Italy.

Tuscanini Premium Handmade Pizza is thin, crisp, and made from the freshest Italian ingredients, the finest cheese and is 100 percent all natural. Tuscanini is imported from Italy and comes in a variety of wood fired classics as well as a flatbread pizza. All are certified kosher.

"Tuscanini pizzas are something entirely new,” says Harold Weiss, executive vice president of Kayco. “We strive to be different and not duplicate what's already out there. In terms of kosher, Tuscanini is unequalled, offering a gourmet, all-natural choice to our customers. It’s the high-end line of Italian pizza, in six varieties, now shipping out of our Bayonne, New Jersey, Distribution Center.”

Charles Herzog, who heads the new item development team at Kayco says, "There are several brands of kosher pizza, but none truly rises to the premium tier as does our new Tuscanini brand. This is the first and only real Italian kosher pizza on the market today. The dough is hand-stretched and baked in a wood fired brick oven using only the finest Italian ingredients. It’s lighter to digest, and offers a finer texture and richer flavor.”  

Kayco, owned by the Herzog family, is the merger of Kedem Foods, Kenover Marketing and B&W Foods, made to incorporate the activity of all of its non-beverage food products. Offering more than 100 brands of kosher and specialty foods, it is the largest distributor of its kind in the industry. Kayco is headquartered in Bayonne, New Jersey, and was recently recognized by Whole Foods with an award for its innovative products.

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