The first accounts of Lorighittas a special pasta made using durum wheat flour, water and salt being produced in Sardinia date back to the XVI century. Its name comes from a dialect term normally used for earrings or the rings to which livestock were once tethered. The production process is long, and involves braiding the pasta a unique feature of Lorighittas.
Originally from Abruzzo, this diamond-shaped type of artisan pasta is perfect for one of the typical dishes of this region, the "pasta and beans" (or chickpeas) or it can be accompanied with a chicken or vegetable broth. Also we recommend to try the taccozzette "Mare e Monti" with vegetables, Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Pescatora" sauce and extra virgin olive oil Intosso. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Sicily, this type of well-defined spiral-shaped short pasta, with a central hole that perfectly absorbs the seasoning inside, is perfect for a wide variety of condiments, from the vegetable-based to the more substantial meat-based ones. Recommended with the classic "ragù di carne alla Siciliana" recipe, but also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Norma", "alle Olive" and "ai Peperoni" sauces. Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.
The groove running in the centre of this cinnamon-stick-shaped pasta collects the condiment inside. One of the most recommended recipes is “alla Norma”, in perfect Sicilian style. The intense taste of salted ricotta cheese matches well the sweetness of cherry tomato sauce and the delicacy of eggplant. A bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil makes it all complete. The lovers of the most traditional country recipes are recommended to cook Pasta al Ceppo with a condiment based on sausage, chicory and cloves of garlic. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Sicily, this small ring-shaped type of artisan pasta is usually served as Timballo alla Palermitana (one of the traditional Sicilian dishes), or in a chicken broth, or with butter and cheese. According to the tradition of the Abruzzo region, Anelletti pasta is cooked “alla Mugnaia” with Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano “Pomodoro a pera” tomato puree, goat’s ricotta cheese, eggplants, courgettes, peppers and Farindola Pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 12-14 minutes.
This type of pasta is very good for making cold pasta salads with cherry tomatoes, bufala mozzarella, fragrant basil, capers, slivers of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo Silver Balsamic vinegar of Modena I.G.P. It matches well Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic tomato and basil sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
This very peculiar type of “curl-looking” artisan pasta combines well with vegetable or meat ragù, or with Gorgonzola and nut cream or peas and sausage. Condiments with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Puttanesca”, “alla Genovese” and “ragù bianco con Porcini” sauces are also recommended. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Northern Italy, this type of bow-tie-shaped short pasta is very commonly served in Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo and Apulia. The most famous recipes are Farfalloni with salmon and cream, peas and speck or pumpkin fondue, nutmeg and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. This kind of pasta combines well also with several sauces like the classic Rustichella d’Abruzzo tomato and basil sauce, with a bit of Rustichella chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
Originally from South-central Italy, this oval-shaped and slightly curled type of artisan pasta is widely used in several traditional recipes. For instance, during the Palio festivity in Siena, Rustichella d’Abruzzo Cencioni are cooked with Pecorino cheese fondue, cherry tomatoes and rocket and served as prize for the winner. The Mediterranean variations of this recipe include the use of tomatoes, anchovies, capers and salted ricotta cheese, or sheep’s ricotta cheese, Calabrian sausage, tomato puree and Tropea onion. We recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic tomato sauce and basil for the lovers of simple tastes. Cooking time: 20-22 minutes.
Originally from Molise region, this type of artisan pasta in a lengthened shape and a groove on the inside, is widespread in Southern Italy. Its traditional recipe is with meat ragù or broccoli and sausage. It combines well also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ragù bianco con Porcini” and “sugo bianco alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Calabria, Fusilli al Ferretto is a type of handmade pasta created by rolling the dough around a knitting needle. It is one of the new items of the Formati Regionali line and can easily combine with an artichocke and nut sauce, or with sausage and chicory pesto, or with radicchio of Treviso and crispy speck. It matches well Rustichella d'Abruzzo red sauces such as the "Ortolana", the "Genovese" and "Puttanesca". Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Originally from Bologna, these simple durum wheat semolina skeins (bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature), are made without eggs to satisfy also those who have specific intolerances. The sauce par excellence is "Boscaiola" but this type combines well also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Genovese", the "Ragù bianco ai Funghi Porcini" and "alla Salsiccia" sauces. Cooking time: 5 minutes.