Available in many different shapes, sizes, and textures, pasta is a symbol of the ancient Italian culinary culture in the world. With more than 140 pasta factories, Italy is the home of pasta, and for Italians, the word "pasta" is also synonymous with family and traditions.
Loved worldwide, fresh and dried pasta are made with a different dough which produces different texture, taste and colour. The main difference between the two doughs consists in the use of eggs.
Unlike dried pasta, fresh pasta is a mixture of wheat flour or durum wheat semolina with water and eggs. The word "fresh" comes indeed from the fact that it contains up to 30% humidity.
While in South Italy dried pasta is preferred, fresh pasta is more widespread in the Centre and North of Italy. Specifically, Emilia Romagna can be considered the home of fresh pasta.
No matter where you go, in every Emilia Romagna travel itinerary you can find different typical fresh pastas of every shape, size and filling. The most iconic pasta shapes are surely: tagliatelle, tortellini, tortellini, cappelletti, fettuccine, garganelli, strozzapreti and lasagna.
All the most popular types and shapes of fresh Italian pasta can be purchased in our Shop and E-shop at www.bellavitashop.co.uk; we are proud to provide to all our customers a vast range of delicious fresh pasta made by the artisan Italian pastificio La tua Pasta.
La tua Pasta, an Italian company based in London, represents an excellence in the production of fresh homemade pasta. Since 2006, they have been producing delicious fresh pasta according to the truly authentic Italian traditions, the small team of pasta makers develop with passion over 300 types of fresh and filled pasta.
They put the integrity of the product, the honesty of the ingredients, and the shared values of the team at the very heart of everything they create. Furthermore, in order to keep up with the current culinary Italian trends and preserve the origins of their products, they call family and friends back in Italy to get both new ideas and traditional recipes.