Benedetto Cavalieri - Orecchiette 500g


 Main Info:

Origin: Puglia

Producer: Benedetto Cavalieri

Flavour profile: Traditional, Unique

Size: 500g

Serving Portions: 5 - 6 portions (80g - 100g per person)


Description: Among different pasta formats by Benedetto Cavalieri, orecchiette pasta is the more linked to Apulian tradition.

Everyone in Italy knows "Orecchiette con cime di rapa" recipe, and many grandmothers still make homemade orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta).

We are very proud to offer those products,  tradition transmitted from generation to generation, it portrays the great Italian tradition in the best way, it can be found, with it's name and surname, in the menus of the most careful restaurants and on the shelves of the best delicatessen and wine shops all over the world. The gourmets appreciate so much Pasta Benedetto Cavalieri for the "excellent grain flavour and delightful chewiness” (Wine Spectator, Pasta Perfect).

Benedetto Cavalieri started growing wheat in the region of Apulia in the South of Italy. The company was founded in 1918 and makes top quality artisanal pasta from locally grown durum wheat flour by manufacturing process called “delicate method” which involves long kneading, slow pressing, drawing and drying in a low temperature. Pasta shapes are made with bronze dies, which give a rough surface to the finished pasta allowing it to hold more sauce. The pasta has a flavour of quality durum wheat with natural chewy texture and high nutritional values of wheat retaining carbohydrates and proteins.

Ingredients: Durum wheat semolina

Our Recommendation: Orecchiette and Cime di Rapa (Turnips Head) is a must to try, a traditional match from the region of Puglia. Discover those memorable flavours with our Ben Venuti Turnips Head Sauce and add some Agerola Sausage into it... Hmm Delicious!

Allergens: Gluten

Cooking Instructions: Bring a pan of generously salted water to the boil. Once boiling, reduce to a medium simmer. Add pasta and cook for until al dente(cooking time indicated on packaging). Remove using a colander. Add the pasta to the pan with your chosen sauce. Carefully combine and add some pasta water if needed. Plate up and finish with your favourite grated cheese and a drizzle of BenVenuti E.V.O.O.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place and consume by use-by date.


Typical Values Per 100ml Per Unit  
Energy 1490kJ 7450J  
  355kcal 1775kcal  
Fat 1.5g 7.5g  
of which: saturates 0.3g 1.5g  
Carbohydrate 71.5g 357.5g  
of which: sugars 3.6g 18g  
Fibre 2.5g 12.5g  
Proteins 12.5g 62.5g  
Salt 0.00g 0.00g  
*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)