One of the traditional types of pasta from Campania. Long, candle-shaped and thicker than 1 cm, this pasta needs to be snapped before being cooked in a pot. The traditional recipe is Candele Lunghe cooked in oven as a classic “red” timballo (meat ragu, mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese) or “white” (besciamella sauce, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, olives and bufala mozzarella cheese). It combines well with sauces such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” and “all’Ortolana”. Cooking time: 7-8 minutes.
Pizzoccheri 250 g
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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.
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Rustichella d’Abruzzo Laganelle al Limone is made with top quality durum wheat semolina, fresh eggs and lemon juice, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, in order to give the dough sheet an incomparable texture. The perfume of lemon combined with the one of the eggs will definitely conquer you. We recommend it with a seafood-based condiment, mullet’s eggs and a bit of Rustichella PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can also season it with our ‘Vongole alla Marinara’ sauce. Cooking time: 4 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.
Grattini all’Uovo is a small-sized grain-shaped type of egg pasta, perfect for vegetable soups or legume soups. We recommend it with a delicate leek and potato soup or with a simple vegetable broth with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
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.
An old saying goes “Se le farfalle possono volare 1000 km, pensa a quello che puoi fare tu” (if butterflies can fly 1000 km, just imagine what you can do”). Rustichella d’Abruzzo Farfalle Rigate all’Uovo brings into your kitchen the love for food and the traditional recipes. The aim of the stripes on the outer surface is to collect the condiments and make them stick to it, just like the pollen sticks to the wings of the butterflies. For this reason, we recommend Farfalle Rigate with full-bodied sauces, such as ‘alla Genovese’ or ‘rosso alla Salsiccia’ by Rustichella. For the lovers of more intense tastes, we recommend it with a condiment made of fresh stir-fried sausage with broccoli and radicchio and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 9 minutes.
Originally from Sardinia, the making process of this type of artisan pasta consists of rubbing durum wheat semolina in a big ceramic bowl where a mixture of water and saffron is squirted into (which gives the wonderful intense yellow colour) and then small irregular balls are made by hand and toasted in an oven. The traditional recipe is Fregola Sarda with clams, or cooked as risotto with seafood and lemon zest, or with turnip greens, cherry tomatoes, garlic and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Another good recipe is Fregola Sarda with roasted courgettes, cherry tomatoes and Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or the one by the starred chef William Zonfa, who usually cooks this type of pasta with fresh sausage, blueberry and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
With a triangular section, Traghetti is a type of pasta made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature. It combines very well with white seafood-based condiments or with a homemade ragu. We also recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and “Bianco alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
High quality durum wheat semolina pasta. We suggest pairing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, an excellent source of energy and essential fatty acids, produced from olives from the vestina area called "golden triangle" with a intense but not strong taste, it is suitable for all . Cooking time: 7 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.
Peach and Apricot are the summer fruits par excellence. Apparently, Chinese emperors used to consume them already 4000 years ago. Originally from Central Asia, these fruits were brought to the Mediterranean area after the conquests by Alexander the Great. In ancient Egypt, they were sacred fruits to Arpocrate, god of silence and childhood: in fact, children’s cheeks nowadays are usually compared to these fruits, for their velvety softness. After a period of oblivion, Arabs reintroduced their plantation, for gastronomy and pharmacological use. Many famous artists such as Caravaggio, Renoir, Arcimboldo and Monet often painted them in their works, thanks to their beauty and colour. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo has recently introduced an exclusive new item in its references, Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco, a type of pasta made to satisfy the needs of Chefs to create innovative and unique recipes. It is made with a mix of 100% Italian durum wheat semolina and 23% of fresh puree of wild fruits (Blackberry 12%, Currant 11,5% and Raspberry 11,5%). Paccherini is bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature in order to keep perfume and quality. Starred Chef William Zonfa’s recipe is Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco with Porcini mushrooms, asparagus salad, L’Aquila saffron D.O.P. cream and juniper-flavoured ricotta cheese. For the lovers of seafood, we recommend it with roasted cuttlefish, parsley and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Capelli d’Angelo (Italian for “Angel’s hair”) is one of the classic types of the line Pastine, perfect to make vegetable soups, more full-bodied condiments like Rustichella d’Abruzzo “Pomodoro e Basilico” sauce with a bit of Rustichella Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or with a delicate scampi broth with a bit of minced parsley and chives. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
With a length significantly lower than Penne Rigate, this short pasta is known to be the most widely used shape in the realization of a first course with seasoning "alla Amalfitana" (tuna, tomatoes, mozzarella and black olives). It matches the Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alle Olive", "all’Ortolana" and "Amatriciana" sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
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.
This triangular Penna is one of the most required types of pasta out of the line Formati Regionali, with its futuristic shape and innovative design. Chef Marco Mazzone from Sciapò Street and Restaurant of Trastevere in Rome (awarded bronze medal at the Campionati Italiani di Cucina 2017 in the team Roma) usually cooks Rustichella Trenne with stir-fried Roman artichokes, Roman Pecorino cheese, Accumuli’s crispy cheek lard and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Its good resistance in cooking, aesthetics and presentation when served allow this type of pasta to be very well-appreciated by many chefs. Recommended also with Rustichella “ragù all Genovese” with a little bit of grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Cooking time: 10-13 minutes.