Tagliatelle alle castagne
For over seven centuries Chestnut trees have sustained and accompanied the lives of the inland dwellers in the Ligurian Mountains. Up until the Second World War they were at the centre of the rural economy here in the Apennine mountains.
A profound and deep-rooted culture has evolved around the Chestnut tree, and versatility of the Chestnut in the kitchen has decidedly helped to contribute to that in forming what today can only be described as a rich gastronomic patrimony. Pasta, bread and many other specialities deriving from Chestnuts are both a testament and symbol to the importance of this special ingredient to our valley.
Known in some areas as Pasta Matta, Pasta made with Chestnut flour is still greatly appreciated today and despite its humble origins has become increasingly renowned as a gourmet alternative to traditional pasta.
Our Tagliatelle alle Castagne is made in the traditional Ligurian way of rolling and folding the dough, aerating and developing the gluten, to produce a pasta that takes on a ‘fresh pasta like’ consistency when cooked. This unique method plus its characteristic Chestnut taste make it an ideal pasta to be served with luxurious cream sauces, truffles or piquant cheese. See our serving suggestions for more ideas.
Chestnut Pasta is the perfect luxury, comfort food; warming the body and soul and letting you experience with each bite a taste of our traditions; and a little bit of the joys of winter and the great outdoors.
Pasta Type: Pasta of Durum Wheat Semolina with chestnut flour
Processing: Long Pasta
Cooking Time: 6 minutes
EAN Code: 8007138000379
Item Code: 72FC