Pennette is a versatile pasta that works well with all types of sauces. The root of pennette is penne which means pens.
The population of Italy is devided into two: there are those who like their pasta ribbed and those who prefer it with a smooth surface. Pasta with a smooth surface absorbs a smaller amount of sauce.
The selected semolina wheat used in this pasta is strictly of Italian origin and of the best quality, including the Senatore Cappelli variety which is renowned for cooking to al-dente. It also gives the pasta a golden color. Bronze cut pasta molds create a rough and porous texture much like homemade pasta. The low temperature drying method known as cirillo preserves the distinct texture and aroma.