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CRAFTSMANSHIP IS PARAMOUNT IN OUR CATALOGUE OF ITALIAN PASTA ONLINE
Is there anything better than a nice plate of pasta? You can’t deny it, the flavour of pasta is unique, and it is more versatile than any other dish around. We never get sick of eating it - it’s in the very DNA of any self-respecting Italian. But there’s pasta and then there’s pasta, and there are many details that we think you should consider when buying Italian pasta online.
First of all, the way it is made. Our catalogue only includes artisanal pasta producers. We wanted to give you that little bit extra that you can’t find even in the absolute best mass market brands. On Italy Bite you can buy dry pasta, fresh pasta, egg pasta and filled pasta, all strictly produced by artisanal pasta workshops.
With sublime tagliatelle and ravioli, fresh pasta is a true homage to Italian tradition, especially the Tuscan tradition, which we pay tribute to with our beloved Casentino potato tortelli. They are made with stoneground flour, fresh local eggs, and top-quality ingredients for the fillings. Compared to dry pasta, fresh and filled pasta is perishable and sensitive to changes in temperature. But rest assured that you can buy excellent Italian fresh pasta onlinefrom Italy Bite and receive it on your doorstep with a 100% guaranteed cold chain.
How to recognise a top-quality fresh pasta? Apart from looking at the ingredients, you can check the colour, scent and texture while the pasta cooks; they don’t lie! And what’s the best sauce for fresh pasta? You’re spoilt for choice here. We are big fans of the classic sauce with butter and Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of black pepper on top, but the pici with Chianina beef sauce is a dish that you will never forget! Our pasta is sold in packets of 300g, which is ideal for four people or for two very hungry ones!
Another very important detail is the flour used to make the pasta. Its quality is key to obtaining a product with the right texture that’s packed with flavour. That is why we have included in the catalogue of our store of Italian pasta online products made with ancient grain flours, semolina enriched with nutritious wheatgerm or organic flours.
Finally, the texture, arguably the most important aspect, as it is the key to creating the perfect marriage between pasta and sauce. Our bronze-die extruded pasta has a beautifully rough surface which holds the sauce perfectly.
Pasta is the queen of the Italian dinner table, the undisputed star of important traditional recipes, and the key ingredient for many innovative preparations. It is the very essence of Italian food culture, and the variety of shapes that exist reflects the vast amount of creativity that it is able to express. As such, alongside the classic spaghetti and tortiglioni, in our shop of Italian food excellence, we have also included shapes which are particular to different regional traditions.
You can play around with the pasta shapes. Within the Gragnano pasta online range - a truly excellent Italian product, you can find the most peculiar pasta shapes to have some fun and create both innovative and more traditional recipes.
With our gluten-intolerant and coeliac customers in mind, we have also decided to offer a wide selection of artisanal bronze-die extruded pasta made from corn, rice or legume flours. Legume-based pasta is also perfect for anyone who does a large amount of sports as well as for diabetics, as it is high in protein and low in sugar.
We have also given a place of honour to rice. For Italy Bite, we decided to select only the best Italian producers. There is no such thing as artisanal rice production, but there are rice paddies with exceptional production quality, where research and innovation have allowed for the creation of an ‘aged’ rice with an exceptionally refined flavour.