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BENEDETTO CAVALIERI | SKU: PST-142
The shape of casarecce, with its Sicilian origins, is a short wide strip of pasta that is loosely rolled like a scroll. The shape makes it perfect for capturing every drop of sauce. The hard durum wheat or semolina used to produced Benedetto Cavalieri pasta is higher in protein that softer flour types, a result of slow drying the pasta at low temperatures. Every shape of pasta slowly passes through special bronze dies designed to create each shape and give the pasta a rough-textured surface to which sauce clings rather than slipping off. Lastly, 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 durum wheat.