Originally from Sardinia, this 2 cm long striped shell-shaped pasta is the most used one when it comes to important events like historical commemorations, village celebrations, festivals and weddings. The simplicity of this pasta, deriving from the dough made with the best durum wheat semolina and water, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, matches a wide range of condiments. The classic recipe is “alla Campinadese”, which is prepared with a condiment based on Sardinia’s sausage ragù, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with chopped onion, tomato, saffron threads and grated Sardinia’s cheese. There are also several vegetable-based condiments to be combined with, such as the classic “broccoli and sausage” and a delicate pesto with spinach, almonds, Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
Paccherini al Kiwi 250 g
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The history of kiwi began in China more than 700 years ago, where it was very well appreciated in Great Khan’s empire for its delicious taste and emerald-coloured pulp. It began to be widespread in the rest of the world in the 19th century, when a collector of the Royal British Society of Horticulture sent to his homeland some fruits and seeds. It was imported in Italy in the 70s, and nowadays it is the second world’s largest producer, thanks to its climate and the passion of its farmers. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
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The origins of bergamot are uncertain and enveloped in an aura of mystery. Legend narrates that the plant was imported by Christopher Columbus from the Canary Islands, arriving in Reggio Calabria from the Spanish city of Berga from which it takes its name. The first plantation of bergamot dates back to 1750 when the owner Nicola Parisi develops it along the coast of the rushes. Harmonious and pleasant its essence is used as an antidepressant and antioxidant. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Riccioli all’Uovo has the perfect shape to satisfy all the palates, even the most demanding ones. Thin, rough and porous “curls” of egg dough that collect the condiment on the inside. Try Riccioli in the ‘mari e monti’ version, with seafood, chickpeas and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can also try it with one of our sauces, such as ‘alla Norma’ or ‘all’Ortolana’. Cooking time: 9 minutes.
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.
Half-cylinder-shaped, this short pasta is ideal mainly in legume-based soups, vegetable soups, or the traditional recipe "Cacio e Uova". It also matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo "pesto alla Genovese" or "crema ai Carciofi" sauces with the addition of almonds. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Pappardelle all’Uovo is the most representative type of pasta from Latium and Tuscany, regions rich in game and, therefore, homelands of traditional meat-based recipes. Some of the condiments through which you can cook Pappardelle include, among many others, Boar meat, mushrooms, sausage and truffle. We recommend it also with our ‘alla Salsiccia’ and ‘ai Funghi Porcini’ sauces, or with our ‘Tartufata’ sauce with a bit of Rustichella d'Abruzzo PrimoGrano Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 5-7 minutes.
Curious, original, “shell-shaped” pasta, this type is particularly suitable for collecting the sauce in its interior. Perfect both with vegetables for a cold summer dish and with a sauce with olives or Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Norma" sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Made with durum wheat semolina and high quality water, this classic type of the Italian kitchen matches the "Bolognese” sauce, prepared according to traditional recipes with lean pork, veal and beef, minced meat cooked with slightly fried butter, bacon and herbs, cooked with broth, red wine and tomato sauce, and generously covered with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. The Rustichella d'Abruzzo durum wheat Fettuccine can be seasoned, as an alternative to the meat sauce, with porcini mushrooms and truffles, seafood, bacon and peas. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Calamarata is named after the calamari (Italian for ‘squid’) and looks like their rings. It is produced on Saturdays because the drying process needs to last 40 hours. The classic recipe is with seafood with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and parsley. We recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alle Vongole alla Marinara” sauce or “alla Napoletana” sauce with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 12-14 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.
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.
Squid Ink artisan pasta, similar to Spaghetti but with a bigger diameter. It matches seafood-based condiments with cherry tomatoes and rocket and the “mari e monti” (seas and mountains) version with prawns and cheek lard. It is perfect also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic “Pomodoro e Basilico” sauce or “alle Olive” sauce with a bit of Rustichella Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 9-11 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.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Stuzzicarelli ai Funghi Porcini carries the irresistibly intense taste of earth and tradition. Try it with sausage, Abruzzo Pecorino cheese and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Try it also with our ‘ai Funghi Porcini’ sauce or with ‘alla Genovese’ sauce. Cooking time: 4 minutes.