La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano - OrecchietteLa Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano
Producer: La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano
Product: Dried Orecchiette pasta
Region: Gragnano, Campania
La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano is a third-generation pasta business in the picturesque Campanian town of Gragnano. This town is nestled in the heart of the Lattari mountains, between the Gulf of Sorrento and Amalfi coast. This position provides ideal durum wheat growing conditions meaning the town has a long history of pasta making tradition.
Using mountain spring water, the finest durum wheat and a slow drying method La Fabbrica della Pasta produces an ideally textured pasta in a variety of shapes. The perfect example of Calabrian pasta tradition.
Orecchiette translates to 'little ears' in Italian, referring to it's round, concave, cup-like shape. This pasta shape originates from Puglia in Southern Italy and is commonly served with seasonal vegetables sautéed in olive oil. The cup like shape is perfect for scooping up diced vegetables and sauces.
Ingredients: Durum wheat semolina, water