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Pici 250 g

Pici 250 g

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Pici is a kind of pasta that looks like larger Spaghetti and represents one of the recent new items out of the line Formati Regionali of Rustichella d’Abruzzo. The classic condiment is aglione, a tomato sauce with a particular type of garlic cultivated only in Sarteano (Siena) and its surroundings. However, this pasta can be combined also with livers sauce or with sautéed breadcrumbs in olive oil. Condiments like Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and the amazing “Tartufata” sauces are also recommended. Cooking time: 20-22 minutes.



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Le Virtù 500 g


This type of “mixed” artisan pasta was born in Abruzzo, particularly in the city of Teramo, where housewives in 1800s used to take the remains of foods used in wintertime and cook them by making an “only one abundant dish” with legumes, various types of dried pasta, fresh vegetables, raw ham and eggs, in order to leave winter behind and celebrate the beginning of spring. VIRTU’ matches well Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.

Penne Rustiche 500 g


One of the most famous types of pasta in the world, made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, widely used in plenty of recipes: ‘mushrooms’, ‘sausage and saffron’ or the traditional ‘ragù all’abruzzese and Farindola Pecorino cheese’. It also combines perfectly with all of Rustichella d’Abruzzo red and white sauces. Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.

Pappardelle 250 g


Le Pappardelle evocano sapori forti e decisi da assaporare in compagnia della famiglia o degli amici. Simili alle Tagliatelle ma di larghezza decisamente superiore, si abbinano rigorosamente condimenti a base di carne come i nostri sughi alla Salsiccia o alla Genovese, accompagnati da un filo di Olio Extra Vergine d'Oliva monocultivar INTOSSO PrimoGrano Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Tempo di cottura: 2 minuti.

Paglia e Fieno 250 g


Tagliatelle all’Uovo Paglia e Fieno tell the story of all those families who gather around a rich table on Sundays. The combination of durum wheat semolina, fresh eggs and spinach give the palate the joy of conviviality and traditional tastes. Try this speciality with full-bodied meat-based sauces or with the more delicate vegetable-based ones. We recommend it with one of our ‘alla Salsiccia’, ‘alle Olive’ and ‘alla Genovese’ sauces, with a bit of Rustichella d'Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 5-7 minutes.

Ruote di Carro 500 g


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.

Paccheri 500 g


Originally from Campania, this shape looks like giant Maccheroni and is one of the most cooked types of pasta in Italy and in the world. Paccheri is used in a lot of recipes: from king prawns with Porcini mushrooms and nduja (a type of spicy sausage), to mozzarella cheese and pepper sauce, or with prawns and mashed mullet’s eggs, or cherry tomatoes and burrata cheese. Also, they can be filled with asparugs and bufala mozzarella cheese or mixed vegetables. It is recommended also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Napoletana” or “alle Vongole” sauces. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.

Rigatoncini 500 g


Rigatoni with reduced size, it is used especially with seafood-based condiments for fresh and light meals, or with broccoli and sausage. It matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo "Bolognese" and "alla Salsiccia" sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.

Conchiglioni tris 500 g


Rustichella d’Abruzzo Conchiglioni pasta is offered with the new captivating packaging in pure Kraft paper. During his event in Stadio Olimpico in Rome on April 2016, Michelin-starred Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo presented the recipe with which he started out in Villa Crespi, cooking Rustichella d’Abruzzo Conchiglioni filled with Gorgonzola cheese and puree of green apple and rapa celery. Another Mediterranean recipe is Conchiglioni “alla Sorrentina” (addition of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil is recommended) or as a starter filled with tuna fish, tomatoes, capers, lemon zest, rocket and Rustichella d’Abruzzo rocket-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. It is recommended also with our condiment “alla Pecorara”. Cooking time: 11-14 minutes.

Paccherini al melograno 250 g


Originally from Asia Minor (Persia and Afghanistan), pomegranate (Latin name “Punica granatum”) and its fruits were brought in Europe by Phoenician merchants. Italian word derives from “mela” (apple), for its shape and colour, and “grana” (grain), for the consistency of its internal seeds, very similar to corn. It is one of the main subjects in many stories and legends, and it was a sacred plant to Juno and Venus in ancient Greece. In ancient Rome, brides used to put pomegranate branches in their hair, symbol of fertility and richness. It was very widely represented in works of art and culture during the Renaissance, main subject in the works of Caravaggio. Nowadays, this fruit is used to make Italian and European dishes simply unique! Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.

Cannelloni 250 g


Rustichella d’Abruzzo brings to your table the traditional Cannelloni from Abruzzo. Made with a durum wheat semolina sheet, bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature, Cannelloni need to just be seasoned and put in the oven raw for 40 minutes. We recommend the following fillings: fresh ricotta cheese, stir-fried vegetables, a bit of Pecorino cheese of Abruzzo and a bit of Rustichella INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or with a ragu of Rustichella Pomodoro a Pera d’Abruzzo and meat or liver sausage of Abruzzo. Cooking time: 40 minutes.

Pappardelle al Limone 250 g


Rustichella d’Abruzzo proposes Pappardelle al Limone, made with top quality durum wheat semolina, fresh eggs and lemon juice added to the dough, bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature, in order to obtain an incomparable texture. The perfume of lemon mixed with the one of eggs will conquer you right after opening the packaging. We recommend it with a boar meat ragù, mullet’s eggs, truffle slivers and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or with our ‘Ragù bianco alla Salsiccia’ with fresh radicchio and a bit of Abruzzo Pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 4 minutes.

Fiori di Zucca 500 g


One of Rustichella d’Abruzzo new items that have recently been introduced in Italy and abroad. This type of pasta is similar to Torchietti and is made with 30% of puree of pumpkin. You absolutely need to try it with Rustichella truffle-aromatized Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.

Torchietti 500 g


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.

Fagiolo tondino bianco d'Abruzzo 500 g


The fagiolo Tondino of Abruzzo (round bean) was historically cultivated in Tavo and Nora valleys, once full of mills. Rustichella d’Abruzzo wants to propose again this ancient legume with PrimoGrano line, created in order to enhance the typical products of Abruzzo tradition in the Vestina area. The Tondino bean, harvested and selected by hand, is a top quality product strictly linked to the land of Abruzzo, with its unique and delicate taste. It is often used to prepare rustic soups and was consumed in the past as alternative to meat. For this reason, countless recipes with this ancient legume have been handed down from mother to daughter throughout the years.

Fusilloni Giganti 500 g


Bigger than the classic shape (6 cm long and 1,8 cm large), Rustichella d’Abruzzo Fusilloni pasta is cooked by Chef Arcangelo Dandini (from ‘L’Arcangelo’ restaurant, in Rome) and Pasquale Torrente (from ‘Al Convento’ restaurant, in Cetara) in their special recipe “Gricia a Mare”, with crispy cheek lard and prawns. We recommend it with rich sauces such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Salsiccia” red sauce or “ai Funghi Porcini” sauce with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.

Abruzzo pear tomato in pieces 500 g


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. To enjoy its organoleptic properties, we recommend using it “raw”, pan-frying it together with pasta and adding just a little bit of PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil with some perfumed basil leaves.