Pastificio Carmiano of Gragnano is committed in the processing of special pasta shapes, in durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn , and slowly dried.
Its soul is enclosed in the union between the passion for taste and the tradition, with the wisdom and the feeling of those who every day work and create pasta.
From the balanced combination of these emotions and experiences take shape the different profiles of pasta which come out daily from our workshop.
Our commitment is to create products that satisfy the absolute pleasure of the most refined and demanding palates, in order to make unique the gatherings of the lovers of good taste and good food.
Our duty is to operate following a natural link with the past, of which we are meticulous custodians of the secrets of wheat's manifacturing, handed down from generation to generation, in over 500 years of history of art of making pasta in Gragnano.
We set our processing phases calling the dictates of experience and methods of Gragnano pasta tradition :
The dough and the kneading take place under the strict supervision of the chief pasta maker that regulates the basic ingredients, the water sources of Gragnano and semolina selected, so that the compound is present at the touch elastic and compact, ready to "put into shape "of the pasta.
The bronze drawing guarantees the roughness and irregularity of refined products, traditional craftsmanship, to facilitate the perfect match between the pasta and its dressing.
The manual spreading of the product is achieved by spreading the dough on special rods of steel, for long pasta, or on frames made of fir wood, for short pasta. The "spannatore" performs unique movements with precision and mastery, taking care to put wires or different formats pasta close to each other, avoiding the danger of fusion during the next drying phase.
The drying process once adjusted by opening windows or with exposure to the sun, to find the right balance of temperature and humidity, it is now left to the task of modern static cells, that allow you to replicate, in key technologically advanced the experience of the past. The process takes a min. of 14 hours up to a max. 60 hours, depending on the shapes, and the temperature is contained, between 40 ° and 60 °.