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.
Ghiottole are an original and exclusive pasta shape from the De Cecco range, part of the Fusilli family. The difference is that this pasta has four spirals and are hollow in the centre for even cooking.
Ghiottole are particularly good with ragùs made from meat, mushrooms or with condiments made with vegetables.
Available in 500g pack.s