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Durum wheat semolina pasta is the great classic of Italian gastronomic culture. Our story began with her: protagonist of Italian cuisine, queen of your table.

Penne Rigate belongs to the family of short oblique cut pasta, striped, among the best known pasta shapes and therefore also more versatile in the kitchen.

The term Penne refers, in the Italian language, to the goose quill formerly used to write and which was cut on the bias to obtain a tip with a thin line. The format, obtained from a tube of pasta, smooth or striped, of variable length, has the characteristic diagonal cut typical of the writing pen.

Penne are one of the few pasta shapes with a certain date of birth: in 1865, in fact, a pasta maker from San Martino d’Albaro (Genoa), Giovanni Battista Capurro, asked for and obtained a patent for a diagonal cutting machine. The patent was important because it allowed fresh pasta to be cut in the shape of a pen without crushing it, in a variable format between 3 and 5 centimeters (half penne or penne). We read in the document preserved in the Central State Archives of Rome: “Up to now it was not possible to obtain the diagonal cut except with hand scissors, a method which, in addition to being too slow and expensive, had the drawback of producing an irregular cut and crush the pastes “.

Penne Rigate are perfect for preparing baked pasta or for dry pasta seasoned with pork or beef sauces. But they are also excellent with vegetable-based dressings and more generally, due to their versatility, for all traditional Mediterranean recipes, such as the classic dressing with tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Classic pairing with Arrabbiata sauce.

Produced in Italy

Additional information

Weight530 g
Dimensions12.6 × 12.6 × 12.6 cm


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