The name of Chitarra comes from the tool (the so-called chitarra, literally "guitar") this pasta is produced with, a tool which gives spaghetti its name, shape and a porous texture that allows pasta sauce to adhere well. The chitarra is a frame with a series of parallel wires crossing it.
Mancini pasta is produced from durum wheat cultivated directly by the company; in fact they built their factory right in the middle of one of their fields. Semolina and water are the only ingredients. They use circular bronze die plates and dry the pasta at temperatures lower than 44°C, taking about 20 hours for short pasta and about 40 hours for long pasta.
Spaghetti alla chitarra have a length of 260 mm and a square section with a 2,08 mm side. Their cooking time is between 8 and 10 minutes.
Made with Good Agricultural Practices (Buona Pratica Agricola)
Imported from Italy