The Pasta Revolution: Our Wheat, Our Passion
Sustainable Cultivation in the Heart of Puglia
In the green expanses of Puglia, our pasta takes shape. It comes from the durum wheat that we cultivate with pride and passion, following the principles of Voluntary Integrated Agriculture, a method that respects the environment by combining organic and conventional practices. The result is protein-rich wheat (>14%), free from Pesticides, Glyphosate, and Mycotoxins.
Beyond Cultivation: A Care That Goes Further
We do not just grow the wheat, we care for it like a child. We collaborate with seed companies to select the best varieties to plant, always taking into account the peculiarities of our soil and climate. We enrich the fertility of the soil through biennial rotation with legumes and we store our wheat only when it reaches the perfect humidity for conservation, in Big Bag according to biological criteria.
The Transformation: The Magic of Creating Quality Pasta
The real magic happens during the transformation of our wheat into re-milled Whole Body Durum Wheat Semolina, rich in precious Wheat Germ and fibers. This high-protein flour improves the texture of the pasta and reduces the starch leakage during cooking, creating elastic, consistent, and non-sticky pasta.
The Extrusion and Drawing Process
To honor the quality of our wheat, we extrude the pasta at low pressure and draw it in bronze. This process maximally preserves its organoleptic characteristics and gives the pasta a rough surface, perfect for welcoming any type of sauce. The drying occurs at very low temperatures (36°/44°), to keep all the nutrients of the wheat intact.
The Benefits of Wheat Germ
Wheat germ, the heart of our pasta, is a mine of wellbeing. It encloses within it:
- Amino acids
- Fatty acids
- Vitamin B group
- Tocopherols (vitamin E)
These components offer protective and anti-inflammatory properties for the body.
The Result: A Unique Pasta
The result of all this love and care is an unmistakable tasting pasta, which releases the intense aroma of wheat, cooks quickly (8 min.) and maintains its cooking, offering the digestibility of pasta from once. Our pasta represents a gustatory journey that unites tradition and the pursuit of quality, for a unique experience of its kind. Our product is a tribute to the earth and passion, a celebration of Italian agriculture.
High-Quality Ingredients for Remilled Semolina
Ingredients: The re-milled semolina we use is produced from durum wheat carefully grown and milled in Italy, guaranteeing a high-quality product. Water is the other fundamental ingredient for preparation.
Note on Allergens in the Product Allergen
Information: Please note that the product contains gluten. Additionally, it may potentially contain traces of soy and mustard.
A Unique Taste Experience with Our Pasta
Our pasta is a product of the earth and passion, a gustatory journey that unites tradition and the pursuit of quality, for a unique experience of its kind.
Ideal Pairings and Cooking of Bronze-drawn Rigged Penne
Bronze-drawn rigged penne is one of the most versatile and loved pasta in the kitchen. Their short, cylindrical shape, combined with the ridged surface, makes them perfect for welcoming various types of sauces. The use of bronze during drawing gives the pasta a rough texture that better retains the sauce.
Here is a list of common uses and pairings for bronze-drawn rigged penne:
- Penne alla Vodka: Despite its Italian name, this dish is very popular in the United States. It consists of rigged penne seasoned with a sauce made from tomato, cream, vodka, and often with the addition of chili pepper.
- Mac and Cheese: Even though this dish is traditionally made with macaroni, it is common to find it with rigged penne. The penne is dressed with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce (and sometimes other cheeses) and is often baked in the oven.
- Baked Pasta: Rigged penne is used in a variety of baked pasta dishes, often combined with cheeses, tomato sauce, minced meat, vegetables and topped with breadcrumbs before being gratinated.
- Penne Alfredo: The Alfredo sauce, originally Italian, is very popular in the United States and is often used with rigged penne. It's a creamy sauce made from butter and parmesan, often enriched with cream.
- Penne Primavera: This dish, which translates literally as "spring pasta," is an explosion of fresh and colorful vegetables together with rigged penne and a light tomato or butter sauce.
- Pasta salads: Rigged penne is a great choice for pasta salads, often served cold and mixed with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, cold cuts and dressed with vinaigrette or mayonnaise.
- Soups and stews: Rigged penne is also used in robust soups and stews, such as beef and barley soup or chicken and vegetable soup.
- Penne with Smoked Salmon: Salmon is a key ingredient in Scandinavian cuisine. Rigged penne can be served with smoked salmon, fresh dill, sour cream, and a sprinkle of lemon juice.
- Penne with Shrimp and Dill Sauce: Another dish that could incorporate rigged penne in a Scandinavian recipe might include shrimp in a creamy sauce with dill and possibly a touch of brandy or vodka.
- Herring Carbonara Penne: A variant of Italian carbonara, using smoked herring instead of cheek lard or bacon. Herring is a fish much consumed in Scandinavian countries.
- Oven-baked Rigged Penne with Tuna and Tomato: A Scandinavian style baked pasta dish might include tuna, tomatoes, capers, and olives, seasoned with cream and covered with a generous sprinkle of breadcrumbs before being baked.
- Scandinavian Pasta Salad: Rigged penne can be used in a cold pasta salad with typically Scandinavian ingredients such as smoked salmon, shrimps, cucumbers, dill, and a sauce based on sour cream or mayonnaise.
- Penne with Lamb and Tomato Sauce: Lamb is a meat very used in Saudi cuisine. Rigged penne could be served with a rich and spicy tomato sauce, with pieces of braised lamb.
- Shakshuka Penne: Shakshuka is a dish of eggs in tomato sauce originating in the Middle East. You could prepare a version of this dish with rigged penne, adding the pasta to the spicy tomato sauce before breaking the eggs on top and cooking everything together.
- Penne with Chicken and Spices: Rigged penne could be served with spiced chicken, using spices like coriander, cumin, cardamom, and turmeric, which are all common spices in Saudi cuisine.
- Penne with Tahini Sauce: Tahini, a sesame seed paste, is a common ingredient in many Middle Eastern cuisines. Rigged penne could be dressed with a creamy tahini sauce, garlic, lemon juice, and spices.
- Arrabbiata Penne with Chili and Garlic: Even though Arrabbiata is an Italian sauce, it can be adapted to Saudi cuisine using local chilies and a mix of Saudi spices.
- Baked Penne with Vegetables and Cheese: Although not common in traditional Saudi cuisine, baked pasta with vegetables like eggplants, bell peppers, and tomatoes can be enriched with local cheeses.
For optimal cooking of the rigged penne, it is necessary to respect the proportion of 1 liter of water for every 100 grams of pasta and a cooking time of 8 minutes. Remember, the beauty of Italian cuisine also lies in the freedom to experiment, so do not hesitate to try new combinations of flavors with your bronze-drawn rigged penne!
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