DELALLO: Acini Di Pepe #70, 16 OZ
Acini di Pepe are tiny little balls of pasta named for their tiny œpeppercorn shape. Small and spherical, Acini di Pepe pasta is best known as the star of the beloved classic, Italian Wedding Soup. This tiny pastina, or soup cut, is usually baby's first pasta in Italy, so there is a soft spot in most Italian's heart for this nostalgic pasta shape.
DeLallo Pasta comes from the town where pasta was born, a region near Naples, at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast. The art of making our pasta begins with the very best quality wheat. We carefully choose wheat with the highest gluten index, gluten content and protein content. All of these characteristics affect how the pasta cooks, as well as its taste and texture. The durum wheat is milled into coarse ground semolina flour and then carefully kneaded with cold, fresh, mineral-rich mountain spring water. We dry our pasta slowly at low temperatures to reproduce the traditional way of making pasta. This method respects the ingredients, preserving the pasta's color, texture and aroma.