Benedetto Cavalieri Penne Rigate
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
Penne translates to "quill" or "feather"
Ridged edges grips any sauce and works well with meat, vegetable or cream sauces
Available in: 17.6 oz (1.1 lb) / 500 gr
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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.
Penne' translates to quill, or feather. The ridged edges of this very versatile cut, grips any sauce, and can work with any chunky meat, vegetable sauce, or cream 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