The Penne Rigate from Mancini are made with Whole Wheat grown in their own fields in the Marche region. Mancini 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. Mancini Penne Rigate are also slowly dried at a low temperature for up to 44 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 are derived from the Italian word penna, for pen, and they come in two forms, liscio or rigato. Penne Rigate has a wide tube with ridges on the outside. Penne pair perfectly with vegetable sauces, or tomato-based sauce like the puttanesca sauce, or pesto. The shape is also good for making pasta salad.