List of products by brand Pastificio Carmiano
The pasta company of Carmiano, operating in Gragnano, treasures over 500 years of passion and excellence, scrupulously observing the secret techniques of pasta production passed down through generations.
Their mission is to combine the precious teaching of the past with the taste of the modern client, all the while providing the most demanding palates with sublime quality. Carmiano pasta is prepared by using durum wheat semolina and fresh water from Gragnano, and it is worked, compressed and cut with top-quality bronze machines which give the final product a rough and porous surface to capture the sauce perfectly.
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Coming from the word torquere (’to twist’), thanks to the spiral shape. Pasta made of durum wheat drawn in bronze and dried slowly and naturally.
Larger than fusilli but sharing the same characteristic design from, they best pair with light, smooth sauces which will cling to the twists, such as pesto.
Chitarra (‘guitar’ in Italian) is a pasta making tool made of a wooden framework with metallic strings attached to it, and it resembles a small guitar. These thick, square spaghetti are made by pushing layers of pasta dough down the strings of the chitarra, using a rolling pin. The metallic wires cut through the dough and shape it into noodles.
Deriving from Latin penna (’feather’ or ‘quill’), and is a cognate of the English word pen. Made of durum wheat drawn in bronze and dried slowly & naturally. Thanks to its namesake ridges, it’s best for sauces, such as pesto, marinara, or arrabiata.
This is no normal linguine. This is Italian pasta of the highest quality with added lemon for a truly unique flavour.
Its shape retains all of their goodness when cooked and they have plenty of surface area to absorb the flavour and liquid of the sauce with which it is served. Made with 100% durum semolina wheat and water, it tastes best with a variety of light sauces with fish or seafood, pancetta, cherry tomatoes, vegetables or simply with butter and parsley.