Orecchiette translates to 'little ears' and are a traditional shape of the Puglia region. The curved shape of the pasta is perfect for trapping and holding sauces and flavours. They are best known for the dish "Orecchiette alle Cime di Rapa" which combines broccoli rabe florets with chilli, garlic, anchovy and grated pecorino.
La Genuina produce a range of authentic and traditional Pugliese pasta shapes. They produce in small batches of just 10kg of dough at a time to ensure the quality of each batch. The best quality wheat is selected from a variety of sources around the world, including Puglia, Canada, United States and Australia.
Many of the process including some of the more unusual shapes are still made by hand. The pasta is slow dried at a low temperatures resulting in a firm texture that shows exceptional resilience during cooking.