Maccheroni alla Chitarra are originally from Abruzzo and have an unusual long shape with a square cross section.
Historically, the pasta was cut with a special tool called a "chitarra" (guitar), consisting of a wooden frame over which thin, steel wires were stretched. The pasta, which was not excessively thin (about the thickness between one wire and another) was placed on the wires and then cut by pressing on it with a special little rolling pin.
This type of pasta is typically eaten with lamb ragù. In certain areas of Abruzzo, the traditional condiment for Maccheroni alla Chitarra is a tomato sauce enriched with veal meatballs measuring about one centimetre across, known as "pallottelle".
Maccheroni alla Chitarra are also excellent with different types of meat gravy, with sauces made from tomatoes and aubergines, or fish.
Available in 500g pack.s
Conchigliette Lisce, a smaller, smooth variation of the classic Conchiglie Rigate, are a whimsical shape and have always been considered a great pasta for any kind of sauce for all the family because children love it too thanks to its shape inspired by small, attractive seashells.
Enjoy them in soups and vegetable broths. Excellent served with creamy sauces made from tomatoes and pulses such as peas, beans or chickpeas.
Available in 500g pack.s.