In the region where they were created in Sardinia, they are called "malloreddus" which in Sardinian dialect literally means "little gnocchi" and they are by definition considered to be the most typical dish.
The unusual thing about these little gnocchi is their size, which has been developed to create an exceptional consistency, and the ridged surface which at one time was obtained by pressing the pieces of pasta with the thumb on the bottom of a wicker basket called "ciurili". Nowadays this is done by using a grooved board.
Gnocchetti sardi are particularly good with traditional recipes combined with fresh ricotta or sheep's cheese, as well as being excellent with tomato or meat sauces.
Available in 500g or 3 Kg packs.
Millerighe (a thousand lines), which are similar to Rigatoncello, are an exclusive type of pasta in the De Cecco range which has ridges etched closely together on the surface.
Millerighe pasta is particularly good with various meat sauces, sausage, pork and stews. Vegetable sauces with mushrooms, artichokes, courgettes and aubergines are also perfect with type of pasta.
Available in 500g pack.s