The launch of Tirrena pasta marks a new departure for the Frescobaldi family. Renowned for producing award winning wines and extra virgin olive oil on their estates in Tuscany, the family has now turned its wheat into a range of pastas. Tirrena is a semi-whole durum wheat semolina pasta. The pasta is made from four types of ancient grain - Senatore, Cappelli, Khorasan and Evoldur. The combination of cool soils, mild climate and breeze from the Tyrrhenian Sea makes the location ideal for growing these ancient grains.
The grain is carefully harvested and transported and milled locally by Molino Borgioli SpA. Then the pasta is manufactured from the flour in the Chianti region, south of Florence, by artisan producers Pastificio Fabbri. Here the pasta is bronze drawn and slowly dried for at least 72 hours at temperatures below 38°C. This gives the pasta its hazelnut colour, high digestibility and ability to absorb flavours. Tirrena has high nutritional qualities. It is rich in fibres, polyphenols and vitamins. A truly artisan Tuscan product produced by one of the region’s foremost families.
Ingredients: Ancient grains, Water. Allergens: Gluten, could contain traces of egg, soya and mustard.
For allergens, see ingredients listed in bold.