Benedetto Cavalieri Orecchiette/Maritate
Fifth generation, family company from Puglia
Slow, delicate method of kneading allows for even distribution of gluten throughout the pasta
Bronze dies gives pasta a rough textured surface on which to hold the sauce
Classic of Southern Italy, where frugal grandmothers save up the odds and ends of different pasta cuts
Mix of orecchiette and casarecce - use for any chunky sauce
Available in: 17.6 oz (1.1 lb) / 500 grView all products from Benedetto Cavalieri
This is a "center of the plate" pasta used by some of the best chefs in Europe. Using only the highest quality, freshly milled durum wheat (Semolina), the process involves long kneading of the dough. Every shape of pasta requires a unique blend of semolina flour and water. After kneading, the dough slowly passes through special bronze dies, designed to create each shape and give the pasta a perfectly textured surface to best hold the sauce. After shaping, the pasta is allowed to dry in antique ovens and rest at low temperatures. Slow drying at low temperatures retains more of the nutty flavor and aroma of the durum wheat.
A classic of Southern Italy, where frugal grandmothers would save up the odds and ends of different pasta cuts, and use them together. This is a mix of orecchiette and casarecce. Use for any chunky sauce.
Benedetto Cavalieri is one of the leading family owned companies that produce pasta by old-World artisanal methods. Founded in 1918, Benedetto Cavalieri continues the family tradition of making pasta according to the time-honored "Delicate Method". This is a "center of the plate" pasta used by some of the best chefs in Europe. Pure, delicious, and versatile, Benedetto Cavalieri pasta is one pantry essential you will not want to be without - buonissimo!!
Benedetto Cavalieri Pastas have won 2 SOFI Awards from the NASFT