Pesto Rosso

Enjoy the Pesto Rosso De Cecco, let yourself be overwhelmed by the taste of the 100% Italian tomatoes perfectly balanced with the creamy mascarpone, the strong Pecorino Romano cheese and the unmistakable touch of Grana Padano. The basil and walnuts, together with olive oil, complete the taste result and give you once again a unique product with a wide range of uses. That's exactly how chef Heinz Beck wanted this recipe: an excellent pesto rosso for dressing pasta but also perfect on bruschetta and crostini for special aperitifs.

Pesto Rosso

Our method

Attention, care, experience, quality at every stage: from our mill to your table.

Selecting the wheat

Selecting excellent primary materials is the first step, the most important one in fact, in creating unique pasta.

The milling

We have been millers for almost two centuries: way back in 1831, Don Nicola De Cecco was already producing “the best flour in the county” in his mill. To this day, we grind all the wheat in our own mill next to the pasta factory, floating with intense and delicious aromas.

The dough

Cold water and dough at a temperature of less than 15 degrees: two details allowing us to produce pasta that fully respects the primary material.


While it is the drawing process that gives the pasta its shape, it is the rough die that make our pasta uniquely porous, so it captures all the sauce. Hence, this is one of the special procedures we have chosen to preserve and protect. With great pride.


Another of the secrets behind our pasta is slow drying at low temperature. It is our way of keeping the sensory properties of the wheat intact.

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