Cooking Time: 15 min.
Established in 1876, Pastiﬁcio Gentile is one of the historic artisanal factories that made the city of Gragnano famous around the world for its pasta. Today, Gentile maintains the traditional production methods and the attention to every detail, from selection of raw materials to the production processes. The chosen semolina is strictly of Italian origin and of the best quality. Among the selected wheat varieties is the renowned Senatore Cappelli. All wheat used in Pastiﬁ cio Gentile pasta is single-sourced and processed with care and respect at the Ferro Brothers Mill in Campobasso (in the Molise region of southern Italy). The excellent raw material allows for the production of a premium quality pasta and the low temperature drying method known as "Cirillo" conserves its distinct aroma and texture.
Each of Pastificio Gentile’s pasta shapes are bronze cut, meaning that the molds or "dies" used in production are made of bronze. The bronze mold creates a rougher more porous pasta giving the pasta a homemade quality. As a result, sauces and seasonings do not slide off of the pasta as they would with a smoother type.
Pasta Gentile bears the PGI (IGP) mark (Protected Geographical Indication) which promotes and protects its name and recognizes its highest quality. The mark ensures that only products genuinely originating in a specific region are allowed to be identified as such in commerce.
The texture and taste of the bucatini was far superior to any other pasta I have used (and I have cooked a great deal of pasta over many decades). I made a prepared a favorite meatless sauce (portobello, garbanzo, tomato, basil, etc.) for the bucatini. The best version of the dish ever!
I was not able to find bucatini pasta in any stores near me so I was thrilled when I found your online store. Everything was packaged safely and I can’t wait to make my Bolognese!
I love”thick” pasta and this was perfect.
I haven’t tasted this brand, but I recently sent this to my brother in a birthday package with some Mutti sauce and cakes. Bucatini is his favorite pasta and he said this was very good! So that’s his review, via me, and I plan to add it to my next order.
Bucatine Pasta is terrific…need to keep it in stock.