Paccheri are a typical pasta from the Campania region. The name comes from "paccarià" which in Neapolitan dialect means "slap". Probably in popular tradition it was a reference to the large, heavy consistency. This pasta is popular in other regions as well, albeit with different names.
It is recommended for preparing pasta dishes served with dense, hearty meat ragùs such as Neapolitan ragù which works its way inside the pasta and fills it with flavour.
Alternatively, it can be enjoyed in oven-baked dishes with cheese and tomato sauce or rich fish sauces.
Available in 500g packs.
Trivelli are a smaller, delicious variation of the classic Tortiglioni.
The shape is particularly versatile, but also very original, and best suited to full-bodied sauces.
Trivelli are really good with beef or pork ragùs, or with light sauces made with tomatoes. This pasta goes really well with vegetable sauces made from mushrooms, artichokes, peppers and aubergines. This pasta is also really good for preparing oven-baked dishes.
Available in 500g pack.s