Tagliatelle Pasta di Saragolla - 500g


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Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
City / Village: Controguerra
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Tagliatelle is a traditional pasta named for the action of cutting long strips of the fresh pasta dough (taglia means to cut). This wholegrain pasta is made in a rustic style with no eggs and dried into a disorderly  yet beautiful nest of pasta. This hearty pasta works with a variety of sauces but we prefer richer sauces that cling to the flat noodles such as a rich Ragų or a wild mushroom and cream sauce. This pasta should be cooked until there is still a touch of firmness when bitten and then finished them with whatever sauce you are using.

This pasta is organically produced in the town of Controguerra in the Teramo province of Northern Abruzzo (just below Le Marche). The Gioie di Fattoria farm is run by Giulio Amadio. Giulio grows wheat, olives and grapes all of which are grown organically and each of which is transformed into incredible pasta, olive oil and wine.

For this pasta, he uses an ancient and traditional wheat variety called Saragolla: an ancestor of modern durum wheat cereals. It was introduced in Abruzzo by people who came from Egypt in 400 AD. The Persian word Zarg for sun became Sarg meaning yellow and the ending -golla comes from the word golyo meaning stone or seed.

This wheat has many of the characteristics of Kamut wheat (which is nothing more than a brand name today) including a higher content of proteins, lipids and minerals and a lower glycemic index than more modern forms of durum wheat. We carry the following cuts of pasta made with Saragolla wheat: bucatini, ceppe, fusilli, linguine, mezzemaniche, penne, spaghetti, strascinati and troccoli.

Giulio also grows a particular type of farro (spelt) called Livesa Rossa (red spelt) which he turns into farro flour and farro pasta. Gemma swears by this as the best farro pasta she’s had. We have the following cuts: conchiglie, mezzemaniche, penne and spaghetti.

Giulio also produces olive oil and tomato passata (simple crushed tomato sauce).

Produced By: Gioie di Fattoria
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