Benedetto Cavalieri Ruote Pazze
Benedetto Cavalieri pasta is made with first quality durum wheat from Italy. The durum wheat is cultivated without the usual massive use of chemical fertilizers that increases the quantities at the expense of quality. A “delicate” processing method is usd to produce the pasta involving long kneading, slow pressing, drawing and drying at a low temperature to preserve the nutritional values of the durum wheat, its taste and consistency.
According to Salento tradition, the name ‘Ruote Pazze’ (Crazy Wheels) derives from its not so perfect round shape. Yet when cooked they do not go flat as it happens to ‘rigatoni’ and ‘paccheri’ but remain well taut. This allows the sauce to fill freely inside and remain there.
The delicious quality of Benedetto Cavalieri pasta was mentioned in the Wine Spectator magazine as being a favourite artisanal pasta with excellent grain flavor and delightful chewiness.