This typical type of artisan pasta from Apulia region, derives its name from its characteristic shape (orecchiette means ‘small ears’) made by pushing the dough with thumbs. The classical recipe with orecchiette is “alla Pugliese” with turnip greens, sausage and garlic. It also combines with a meat ragù and Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” or “alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 12-16 minutes.
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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 the meat sauce "alla Bolognese", but this type combines well also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Genovese", "Tomato and Basil" and "Truffle" sauces. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
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Originally from Campania region, this type of pasta looks like lengthened Fusilli and housewives in the past used to make it by rolling a Bucatino around a knitting needle. Delicious with a simple Rustichella d’Abruzzo tomato and basil sauce or “alla Pecorara” sauce, combined with Rustichella d’Abruzzo Farindola Pecorino cheese and extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
The Teramana meatballs sauce is an unsurpassed condiment of the Abruzzo culinary tradition. Teramana meatballs are so-called because they were used in the so-called "ragù all'abruzzese" typical of the Teramo area and used above all on holidays and Sunday lunches. Thanks to the very small size of the meatballs, the sauce is a real concentrate of goodness, capable of making your dishes unique. Rustichella d'Abruzzo uses only high-quality ingredients as required by the traditional recipe.
Rustichella d'Abruzzo has selected the best aromatic herbs of the Abruzzo tradition. This is how the Mistichelle d'Abruzzo (Savory, Laurel, Rosemary, Basil, Thymus, Sage, Mint) are born, rediscovering the ancient recipe of " the Virtues", the typical dish that used 7 herbs.
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.
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.
The latest product in gastronomy that enriches the already wide range of Rustichella. From now on, the consumers will be able to taste an excellent dish of Spaghetti in a very short time! With RAPIDA Pasta, we bring all the tastiness of an artisan pasta to your table in just 90 seconds! High quality semolina, bronze dies and slow drying process at low temperature make 90 Seconds Spaghetti suitable also for those who are not familiar with cooking: it is EASY, FAST and obviously GOOD! The packaging has an innovative “futuristic” appearance, telling consumers that Rustichella wants to break the misconception that Spaghetti is a slow product that does not fit the frenetic rhythms of everyday life. The innovation of “RAPIDA 90 Seconds Spaghetti” is the very thin (and patented) bronze die in the form of the letter “C”. The result is an excellent product with a very short cooking time, just 90 seconds! It has received a number of international awards, such as the “Global Competence in Food” Award at 2015 Anuga food show (one of the most important F&B events in the world) as Best Packaging, and “Fabi AWARD” at 2016 National Restaurant Association in Chicago.
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.
Linguette is “related” to the famous Genoese Linguine, but with eggs and a more flattened and slightly convex shape. It is perfect with Rustichella d’Abruzzo ‘Pesto alla Genovese’ with a bit of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Rustichella organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We recommend it also with our ‘Tartufata’.
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.
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 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.
A typical shape of the culinary tradition of Abruzzo, made with 100% eggs from hens in barns, without water, bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature (in tube package). This type of pasta has a texture with an exceptional roughness, visible to the naked eye. We recommend it with some red sauces, such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo ‘alla Norma’, ‘Bolognese’ or ‘Genovese’. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Originally from Southern Italy, this type of pasta was made in ancient times by skilled pasta makers, twirling rapidly Spaghetti around an iron rod. Today, Fusilli represents one of the most famous shapes of pasta in the world. Recommended with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Salsiccia" or "Genovese" sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Produced through the same bronze dies used for the Paccheroni Rigati, Rustichella d'Abruzzo proposes the Maniconi, a shape of the same diameter, but half the length of the classic Paccheroni. Perfect to collect any condiment thanks to its roughness and the ridging on the surface, Maniconi is excellent when combined with seafood and crustaceans for a typical Mediterranean-flavoured first course. Rustichella d'Abruzzo suggests to enjoy this shape with a classic recipe of Rome's gastronomy, such as "Cacio e Pepe" or with a "Funghi Porcini" sauce or, why not, a delicious "Ragu bianco" sauce, all by Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
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.