Typical pasta of Abruzzo Region. This type of “mixed” artisan pasta was born in Abruzzo, particularly in the city of Teramo, where housewives in 1800s used to take the remains of foods used in wintertime and cook them by making an “only one abundant dish” with legumes, various types of dried pasta, fresh vegetables, raw ham and eggs, in order to leave winter behind and celebrate the beginning of spring. VIRTU’ matches well Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” sauce.
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Rustichella D’Abruzzo history began in 1924. Today Gianluigi and Stefania Peduzzi proudly continue their grandfather’s Abruzzan tradition using only top quality durum wheat semolina, bronze dies and pure mountain water to achieve that perfect texture and taste that made Rustichella D’Abruzzo the most recognized premium pasta, used by top chefs and available in delicatessen shops all over the world.
The drying process is carried out slowly at low temperatures, sometimes for as long as 50 hours at around 35/40 degrees, unlike industrial pasta where drying is carried out at 90 degrees for 4/5 hours.