Benedetto Cavalieri is one of the leading family owned companies that produce pasta by old-World artisanal methods. Founded in 1918, Benedetto Cavalieri continues the family tradition of making pasta according to the time-honored "Delicate Method". Using only the highest quality, freshly milled durum wheat (Semolina), the process involves long kneading by experienced hands. Every shape of pasta requires a unique blend of semolina flour and water. After kneading, the dough slowly passes through special bronze dies, designed to create each shape, and give the pasta a rough textured surface, to which the sauce clings to, as opposed to falls from. After shaping, the pasta is allowed to dry in antique ovens, and rest at low temperatures. Slow drying at low temperatures retains more of the nutty flavor, and aroma of the durum wheat. Pure, delicious, and versatile, Benedetto Cavalieri pasta is one pantry essential you will not want to be without - buonissimo!! A smooth-sided straight tubular pasta, this is a very versatile cut, great with any meat or vegetable sauce. Maccheroni are also traditionally used in basked pasta dishes.
Benedetto Cavalieri Pastas have won 2 SOFI Awards from the NASFT