Strozzapreti Pasta with Beetroot & Tomato
Our handmade, artisanal pasta in traditional shapes and sizes is bronze die cut, dried at low temperatures and made in Cosenza in Calabria.
Strozzapreti is one of our favourite regional pastas! The name literally means ‘strangle the priest’. Priest-stranglers apparently got their name when they were originally made for priests who found them so delicious they couldn’t eat them quickly enough and ended up choking! They are rolled with a twist that looks like a rope! These Strozzapreti are made with beetroot and tomato giving them a vibrant colour and exceptional flavour.
These would pair nicely with tomato sauces with or without meat.
Durum wheat semolina, dried beetroot, dried tomato, water.
Pasta Forte, a family-run company, based in Cosenza, Southern Italy makes artisanal pasta from the best selection of durum wheat semolina, using the bronze making procedure and a slow drying process at low temperature. The natural ingredients (water and durum wheat semolina), the quality control of the production process, and the handmade packing guarantee the respect for the antique techniques of the Italian tradition of handmade pasta manufacture.