Tagliatelle comes from the Italian word tagliare, meaning “to cut,” as tagliatelle are traditionally hand-made and cut with a knife. Wider than fettuccine, this pasta is mostly associated with Bologna, but today is very common throughout Italy. Typically served with a hearty bolognese sauce, Rustichella’s egg pastas are full-flavoured and silky in texture. Only 4-6 minutes cooking time.
about the producer
Rustichella d’Abruzzo is one of the few genuinely artisan pasta manufactures operating in Italy. They use a blend of only the highest grade hard durum wheat which they can source from Italy, Canada and Australia to achieve the ideal balance of proteins, flavour and texture. Once the dough is mixed, it is pressed through bronze dies which gives the pasta a rough and porous surface. This allows the pasta to cook evenly and bind better with sauces and flavours. The pasta is dried at low temperatures over 36 to 50 hours in static drying rooms with regulated humidity to allow the proper fermentation of the semolina and the flavour to fully develop. The pasta will hold its shape during cooking, par-cooking and reheating.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo is found deep in the green Vestine hills, in the central region of Abruzzo on the Adriatic coast. In 1924 Gaetano Sergiacomo established the business in the province of Penne, to conserve traditional methods of pasta production. Three generations later, Rustichella is still a family business managed by Gaetano’s grandson, Gianluigi Peduzzi.
Rustichella is absolutely committed to traditional production techniques, and a quality artisan product.