Trofiette 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 Trofiette alle Castagne, the quintessential Ligurian shape, is one of the pillars of regional cuisine, which is still eaten in this Chestnut flour version in the homes of the locals. Try it with traditional Pesto alla Genovese or see more ideas in our serving suggestions.
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: Special Pasta
Cooking Time: 18 minutes
EAN Code: 8007138000362
Item Code: 26FC