Benedetto Cavalieri artisan pasta is made by a family-run business in Puglia, southern Italy. Made with premium ingredients and slow processing techniques, pasta like this is a world away from that of mass-market brands such as Barilla, and commands higher prices. Photo: Silvia Marchetti
Benedetto Cavalieri artisan pasta is made by a family-run business in Puglia, southern Italy. Made with premium ingredients and slow processing techniques, pasta like this is a world away from that of mass-market brands such as Barilla, and commands higher prices. Photo: Silvia Marchetti

From spaghetti to fusilli, why artisan pasta made with love by Italian family-run businesses is worth the money

  • ‘Artisan pasta is a galaxy of its own,’ says an Italian food expert. To find brands such as Benedetto Cavalieri or Martelli go to a high-end store or restaurant
  • This pasta is defined by small-scale production, premium ingredients and slow processing techniques, and naturally it commands premium prices

Benedetto Cavalieri artisan pasta is made by a family-run business in Puglia, southern Italy. Made with premium ingredients and slow processing techniques, pasta like this is a world away from that of mass-market brands such as Barilla, and commands higher prices. Photo: Silvia Marchetti
Benedetto Cavalieri artisan pasta is made by a family-run business in Puglia, southern Italy. Made with premium ingredients and slow processing techniques, pasta like this is a world away from that of mass-market brands such as Barilla, and commands higher prices. Photo: Silvia Marchetti
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