Martelli Spaghetti is often cited as one of the best in the world. A true artisan-made pasta, it has a satiating full wheat flavour and a solid structure which means even if you overcook it slightly, it will still feel 'al dente'.
Spaghetti is enjoyed throughout Italy usually served with the local traditional sauce. This is the pasta to use for a perfect Carbonara, all'Amatriciana, Pesto Genovese, Puttanesca, Frutti di Mare, or Boscaiola.
Martelli sources the world’s best quality semolina with high protein content. Semolina is coarse flour made with durum wheat that produces pasta with exceptional flavour and texture. The semola is mixed with water to create a dough which is then extruded (pushed) through solid bronze dies and cut into one of five shapes. Bronze extrusion creates a porous and lacklustre surface, which allows the sauce to fully envelop the pasta.
Martelli pasta is dried in wooden drying closets at a temperature between 33 and 36 degrees Celsius, for approximately 50 hours. The ultimate product has a buff yellow colour.
The Martelli family privilege quality over quantity. Their production is limited and they produce approximately the same amount of pasta in one year as most industrial pasta producers make in one week.