GHIGI Pasta combines centuries old technique with a brand new state-of-the-art Pastificio completed in 2011.
100% Italian Produced – all of our pasta is produced in our recently completed pastificio; the newest in all of Italy
100% Italian Durum Wheat – all of the wheat used in our pasta is supplied from the farmers within our consortium, giving us the ability to trace every grain of wheat from our fields to your table
100% GMO Free – our pasta is free of Genetically Modified Organisms
100% Nut and Egg free facility
GHIGI’s pasta manufacturing is 100% vertically integrated. This gives us the ability to monitor and control every stage of the farming and production process of our pasta. Few, if any, of our competitors can offer these capabilities in the market today.
Penne is the plural of Penna, which means "Pen" in Italian. But these taste much better than Pens, we promise.
According to legend, Fusilli were created in 1550 by the chef to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. While other countries have legends about ghosts or monsters, Italy has legends about pasta.
The word Rigatoni comes from the Italian word "rigato," which means "ridged." Because this pasta has ridges.
Mezze Penne Rigate are just smaller Penne Rigate. I suggested calling them "Lil Penne," but the industry refused to adapt.
Pennine Rigate is a skinnier and smaller version of Penne.
I suggested calling this "Lil Baby Penne," but once again I was laughed at. One day they will learn.
Mezzi Rigatoni are the smaller version of Rigatoni.
I wanted to call them "Riga-tiny" but I lost the vote.
Tortiglioni are almost the same as Rigatoni, but a little curved. It's the little things in life.
This cut was inspired by an old Neapolitan cut called "denti di elefante," which means "elephant tusk." I don't really see the resemblance, but I'm not an elephant. So I don't think I'm qualified to make that call.
"Fiammiferi" means "matches" in Italian. That's what this pasta was named after. "Matches." Very creative.
"Pipette" means "little pipe."
I wanted to call it a "half pipe," but people kept thinking it was a skatepark. Foiled again.
Farfalle are called "Bow Tie" in America. I wore one of these around my neck to my Senior Prom. I didn't have a date, but that's okay. I still had fun.
Cavatappi means "Corkscrew" in Italian. But it doesn't work like a Corkscrew. I tried to open a bottle of wine with it last week and ended up breaking the bottle and spilling wine all over my white pants.
Graminga is made to look like a type of grass found in Italy. Delicious tasty grass.
The Casarecce look like little rolled up scrolls. What's written on them? Love letters? Secrets? I think it's secrets.
Gnocchi look like little beetles crawling around. But they aren't. And most people HATE when you point at their bowl of pasta and yell "You got beetles in there!"
Spaghetti looks like long hair. But it is not that. It is pasta.
This is not real hair from angels. It is pasta. Real angel hair is near impossible to get. Angels never get hair cuts.
It is a product that originated in Genoa.
The particular shape of this type of pasta they prefer the approach to sauces and condiments seafood.
Bucatini comes from the Italian word "buco," which means "hole." It's because this shape of pasta has a hole running down the center of it. Like a straw. You'd think they would just call it "straw." Seems like a layup.
This is like if Spaghetti went on a diet and got super skinny. And bought new clothes. And stopped hanging out with all their old friends.
Pappardelle are large flat noodles, similar to wide fettuccine. The name comes from the Italian word "pappare," which translates "to gobble up." Yeah, they're that good.
Tagliatelle is a traditional type of pasta from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The noodles are long and flat, and perfect for thick meat sauces.
Tagliatelle is a typical cut from Northern Italy.
Its name comes from the Italia verb "tagliare,"
which means "to cut", since they are obtained by spreading the dough onto sheets and cutting it.
A small square shaped pasta, perfect for simple and delicious soups.
A wonderful star shaped pasta, perfect for soups and broths. It's a favorite among children in Italy.
Grattini is a small rough cut shape that is "grated" from the pasta dough. It's great for soups and broths.
They're smaller Quadretti. Same great taste and texture, just smaller. Quadrettini are perfect for soups and broths!
Farfalline is a mini-Farfalle, which makes them perfect for soups and broths!
The name Filini comes from an Italian expression that means "kitten whiskers." They're perfect for soups or broths!