Speciality of PrimoGrano line, the local type of tomato called “Pera” (pear) grows in Abruzzo. It is unique and very different from all the other varieties of tomato. It has been cultivated for centuries and has very few seeds, it is very fleshy and weighs about 300-500 g. It is particularly suited for the preparation of sauces and its sweet and velvety taste, together with its low acidity, makes it much more refined than all other common types.
Sclucchiata 360 g
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Sclucchiata is a traditional jam produced by Rustichella d’Abruzzo with more than 85% of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes. The final product is absolutely natural and keeps the taste and fragrance of this typical variety of grapes from Abruzzo. Traditionally, it is prepared by squashing the grapes by hand, hence its name ‘Sclucchiata’ or ‘Scrucchiata’ (meaning “cracked” or “squashed” in Italian). The lovers of folkloristic traditions and the gluttons can try it with a tea spoon, or you can use it as filling for Rustichella d’Abruzzo Neole, with a bit of cinnamon and powdered sugar.
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Made through an innovative production process with no pasteurization which makes it top quality, the classic pesto “alla Genovese” produced by Rustichella d’Abruzzo tastes exactly like the fresh homemade pesto, a feature that makes it stand apart for its quality and tastiness. The plus of the extra virgin olive oil of Aprutino Pescarese area allows it to be a fundamental ingredient that cannot be missing in your kitchen. We recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo Fusilloni Giganti. Combined with ricotta cheese, it represents also a very good filling for Rustichella d’Abruzzo Cannelloni. To be consumed at room temperature or slightly heated at low flame. After opening keep refrigerated and consume within 3-4 days. Product for 1-2 people.
Arborio belongs to the category of superfine rice. It was created in 1946 by mixing Vialone rice and Lady Wright rice. The grains are well compact and lengthened, bigger than the Italian rice and the one produced all over the world. It is cultivated mainly in the Po valley, as it is suited to the weather conditions of that area, especially in case of clayey and alluvial soils. Its unique “look” derives from its big and pearly grains and high output. During the preparation, the grains cook perfectly and uniformly, keeping the central nucleus,which is rich in starch, al dente, and always providing an excellent creaminess. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Quadrucci all’Uovo tells the history of the most genuine side of Abruzzo region, when grandmothers used to do homemade fresh egg pasta, giving it the shape of tiny squares. The classic recipe is with a delicate vegetable broth with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It can also combine with more full-bodied condiments like a vegetable pureed soup or a “Pomodoro e Basilico” soup, seasoned with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo, committing to always promote the top-quality products of the territory, started the direct production of saffron collaborating with skilled farmers of San Pio delle Camere, in order to offer its many estimators a purple-coloured speciality of Abruzzo that has a unique taste and perfume. Harvested at sunrise and selected by hand, it is put in a small jar of 1 g which preserves all the essence and history of Abruzzo. Try it with our RAPIDA Spaghetto 90 (cooking time 90 seconds), leek fondue and crispy cheek lard, following the recipe of the Michelin-starred Chef William Zonfa from L’Aquila.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Woodland Honeydew honey has a strong, plant-related taste. It reminds the taste of caramelised sugar and is particularly suited for flu symptoms. As for food combinations, Woodland Honeydew is very good when added on medium-textured cheese and dried and not to fat cheese. It tastes like cooked cane sugar: this is why the best way to use it is heating it in a bain-marie up until 40° and serving it on fresh ricotta cheese as dessert.
Originally from Valtellina, Pizzoccheri is very similar to Tagliatelle with a length of 7 cm and a thickness of 1 cm. It is made with 2/3 of the best buckwheat semolina and 1/3 of wheat semolina, following the traditional ancient recipe that allows it to have the typical dark grey colour. According to the traditional recipe is “alla Valtellinese”, a condiment with Savoy cabbage, sliced potatoes, cheese, butter, garlic and salvia. It combines well also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “sugo Bianco alla Salsiccia” and “Tartufata” sauces. Cooking time: 10 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.
Spaghettoni is a classic type of pasta that cannot be missing in your kitchen, with its section of 2,15 mm. Produced with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, it has a unique texture and perfume of wheat. The best recipe with it is “Carbonara”, or combined with some Rustichella d’Abruzzo red and white condiments, such as “Cacio e Pepe” or “alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Black, deep, exceptional. The "E153" charcoal spaghetti is the perfect superfood for sea flavors. It adapts perfectly to creamy sauces thanks to the absorption capacity of the bronze-drawn artisan spaghetti. Preparing them will make you feel like a true King of the seas.
This type of short pasta, which has spiral grooves on the surface, is often combined with vegetable-based condiments or is used to make the "pasta alla Carbonara" with crispy bacon and pecorino cheese, in alternative to Spaghetti. It also combines very well with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Salsiccia" white sauce and "ai funghi Porcini" white ragù. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Particular type of pasta similar to barley grains but with larger size (between 1.15 and 1.30 mm), perfect for the preparation of vegetable soups or simply as pastina in a soup. Also recommended for cold pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and with Rustichella d'Abruzzo porcini-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or simply as a "healthy" starter with Rustichella d'Abruzzo “Intosso” extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 7-8 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo brings to your table its Extra Virgin Olive Oil, honoured in 2016 with two red leaves by Gambero Rosso. This olive oil has low acidity and a slightly fruity taste with sharp notes. The harvest technique through “brucatura manuale” and the following stone milling allow to preserve both the integrity of centuries-old olive groves and the high quality of olives, even from an organoleptic point of view.
The classic cake par excellence of the Christmas artisan confectionery tradition. Its star-shaped look, the vanilla scent and the softness of the dough make it the most appreciated Christmas pastry. A product of top quality confectionery that comes from the strict respect of the precious dough leavening time. Packed by hand, it has an elegant wrapping which gives this speciality a touch of refinement.