Fusilli come from Campania and belong to the short, straight cut family of pasta.
In the past, Fusilli were made by hand according to a method that was passed down from one generation to the next. You had to rapidly twist a strand of spaghetti around a knitting needle with a skilled hand. The ability required to perform this procedure is reminiscent of that of spinners and as a matter of fact, the term "fusillo" comes from "fuso" (spindle) which was the tool used by spinners.
This pasta is particularly good with meat and fish based sauces or with condiments made with ricotta. It is also perfect with vegetable sauces too that are prepared with a tomato sauce with peppers, aubergines, olives and capers.
Available in 500g or 3 Kg packs.
Mezzi Paccheri are inspired by the typical Paccheri from the Campania region. The thickness, and size of this cut of pasta and its ability to soak up sauces makes it ideal for serving with fish and shellfish sauces. Try it with condiments based on tomato sauce or rich meat ragùs.
Available in 500g pack.s