Penne Rigate - Benedetto Cavalieri
- Producer : Benedetto Cavalieri
- Provenance: Puglia - Italy
- Ingredients: Durum wheat flour
- Net weight: 500gr
- Cooking time: 12-13 min
The Penne Rigate of the Benedetto Cavalieri pasta factory are an artisanal pasta produced with a mixture of hard grains. The mixture of durum wheat semolina and water is worked slowly and bronze drawn. Penne rigate drying takes place slowly and at low temperatures. This manufacturing process is called the "delicate method". These rough and porous penne enhance any type of sauce and are excellent for cooking the famous penne all'arrabbiata.
Since its foundation, Benedetto Cavalieri has focused on innovation and quality, thus using the most modern machines for kneading, kneading, pressing and drawing. To avoid the drying of the pasta in the street, as it happened in those years, it introduces a modern system, called the "Cirillo Method", which consists in drying the pasta in dedicated rooms, equipped with a hot water radiator and a large fan , whose times were marked by the experience of the pasta maker.
Benedetto Cavalieri pasta is renowned throughout the world for the rigorous selection of Italian durum wheat that grows in soils especially suited to the hills of Puglia and Basilicata; the wheat is grown without the massive and usual use of chemical fertilizers that increase yields at the expense of quality. It is also known for its "delicate" processing method which guarantees the complete preservation of the precious nutritional values of good durum wheat.