Lumache 17.5 oz

Lumache 17.5 oz

Benedetto Cavalieri

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The Lumache from Benedetto Cavalieri are made with the Delicato - meaning delicate - method, as it employees a long mixing and pressing process, slow bronze extrusion and drying at a low temperature of the pasta. All these aspects guarantee that the pasta keeps all the nutritional values and the best flavor of the Italian Durum Wheat.

Lumache are a short, ridged pasta that get their name from the Italian word for "snails," which references their shell-like shape. The even grooves on the outside of the pasta make them perfect for retaining any type of sauce, especially decadent ricotta, or earthy eggplant and tomato sauce.

Try serving these Lumache alla Norma, a class Sicilian sauce with eggplant and ricotta salata!

Directions: use 6 quarts of water for every 1 lb of pasta. Bring water to a boil. Add sea salt to taste. Add pasta to boiling water. Stir from time to time. Drain, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water. Transfer the pasta to the pan where you have your sauce. Toss vigorously over medium heat until combined, about 2 minutes. If the pasta looks dry, add a small amount of the cooking water, and toss until it looks moist. Garnish with your favorite Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, Grana Padano DOP or Trentingrana DOP and serve immediately.

Cooking time: 13-14 minutes.

Since the 1800s, the Cavalieri family has grown wheat in the heart of Puglia. Today, the company is led by the fourth generation of pasta makers in the Cavalieri family. Since 2005, Pastificio Benedetto Cavalieri has been designated a Learning Centre of Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences of Piemonte, where they lead one week seminars on pasta-making attended by students from around the world.

Sku 1141426
Producer Benedetto Cavalieri