Penne Rigate from Afeltra are made with Durum Wheat Semolina mixed with water from Gragnano. Afeltra only uses traditional bronze extruding machines, giving the artisanal pasta a rough texture with many pores which help to better absorb the pasta sauce when finishing the dish. Afeltra Penne Rigate are also slowly dried at a low temperature for up to 48 hours which helps the protein structure in the pasta stay strong allowing for a better al dente texture!
Penne Rigate are one of Italy's most popular cuts. Penne Rigate has a wider tube than the original Penne but Rigate with ridges on the outside.
It pairs perfectly with vegetable sauces, or tomato-based sauce like the puttanesca sauce, or pesto. The shape is also good for making pasta salad.