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Cara Nonna

Giovanni Pazienza, established a small fresh pasta factory in 1989. The factory was located at the heart of Tavoliere delle Puglie (famous for the remarkable production of high-quality wheat). Right after that Cara Nonna was converted for the production of dry pasta.

Artisan Pasta

When only the best will do. Cara Nonna pasta is something special!

From Puglia, Italy

Arguably the pasta capital of Italy. Apulia produces many of the products that make up the ‘slow food’ movement.

Unique Flavours

From squid ink, saffron, truffle, porcini, chilli and many more to choose from!

Large Shapes

All the family favourites! Large shells, snails pappardelle and much more!

Cara Nonna Pasta

Sustainability.

Flavour.

Tradition.

THE STORY

Experience the ‘from the earth to your plate’ philosophy.

Cara Nonna means “dear grandmother” and is the name given to a line of pasta based on the handmade kinds of pasta that were lovingly prepared by every Italian grandmother.

Of course, today new technological methods are incorporated which emphasize bacteriological pureness while retaining the slow drying process, which maintains the true taste of homemade. Bronze moulds are still used in order to obtain the surface “roughness” which allows sauces to adhere to the pasta and better incorporate the two into one great taste.

Cara Nonna produces more than 80 cuts of pasta using durum wheat from the Apulgia area of southern Italy.

A traditional cut of pasta from Puglia is – Orecchiette. Orecchiette literally means “little ears” and is based on the shape of the pasta, which is round and indented. It proves to be an excellent shape to hold sauces and bits of other ingredients. A red meat sauce is a good choice. Another is to saute some Italian sausage (casing removed), add a bit of hot red pepper, and par-boiled broccolini. Add the cooked Orecchiette (reserve some of the cooking water) and plenty of grated cheese of your choice. Add reserved water as needed according to taste. It’s a satisfying one-dish meal without being heavy or time-consuming. Each package of Cara Nonna Orecchiette contains 500g.

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