Zia Pia - Gnocca by La Fabbrica della Pasta

Zia Pia - Gnocca by La Fabbrica della Pasta

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The Gnocca is a traditional Neapolitan pasta resembling a ridged shell that perfectly captures your sauces. Try it with a creamy pesto or meaty ragu sauce. La Fabbrica della Pasta has been making pasta for three generations in Gragnano, a small town nestled in the hills near Naples, famous for its pasta production for over 500 years. Pasta from Gragnano is very special: made with local spring water and high-protein Durum wheat which helps keep the pasta al dente, then extruded through a bronze die, giving the pasta a porous texture that helps it bind with sauce, and dried slowly at a low temperature. La Fabbrica della Pasta is amongst 12 remaining pasta makers in the region (down from the original 300), and became the very first pasta factory in the world to obtain IGP (Protected Geographical Origin) certification for its pasta. Net weight: 500 g/ 1.1 lb Ingredients: Durum wheat semolina, water

 

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Zia Pia is a boutique importer specializing in Italy's authentic regional foods. Our suppliers are non-industrial, family-owned producers who combine traditional principles of authenticity and flavor with Italian design and style to create superior products, beautiful on the inside and out. Named for Victoria's Aunt, or “Zia”, Pia Custodi in Orvieto, Italy, as extraordinary a person as she was a cook, Zia Pia's mission is to select foods that are made simply with care and attention to quality of ingredients. Zia Pia serves fine specialty gift, home and food retailers, markets and restaurants. We look forward to sharing our foods with you. Buon appetito!