Vesuvio Artisan Pasta - Neapolitan Zito
Pastificio Vesuvio's Zito Napoletano is an handmade pasta that originated in Naples and is made with high quality Italian durum wheat semolina and spring water from the extinct Roccamonfina volcano. Drawn in bronze moulds and slowly dried at low temperatures, it has a tubular shape and a rough texture that makes it ideal for retaining sauces.
500 g - 17.64 oz pack
Durum wheat semolina from grains produced and ground in ITALY, spring water from the extinct Roccamonfina volcano.
In some southern dialects, the zito is the fiancé on the wedding day. Perhaps this is why ziti were prepared by the zita, the bride-to-be, and served at wedding banquets. In the Neapolitan tradition, it has pride of place, it is the typical Sunday family dish served with the classic Neapolitan ragout with chops that 'puppuleia' between 6 and 8 hours.
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Zito Napoletano: artisan pasta from Vesuvio
Zito Napoletano is a pasta that embodies the culinary tradition of Naples. In fact, this type of pasta was originally created in the Neapolitan city, where it has become a true gastronomic icon. The long, ribbed shape of the Zito Napoletano is perfect for capturing the sauces and flavours of Neapolitan cuisine, renowned the world over for their intensity and complexity.
Discover the history and authenticity of Zito Napoletano
Zito Napoletano is a pasta that represents the culinary tradition of Naples. Its long, narrow shape is ideal for absorbing sauces and preserving spices, guaranteeing a tasty and savoury dish. Thanks to its firm consistency and resistance to cooking, the Neapolitan zito is also ideal for preparing winter dishes such as soups. Its history dates back to the 1700s, when pasta was still made by hand. Today, pasta is made with modern machinery, but its authenticity has remained intact.
The perfect sauces to enhance the flavour of Zito Napoletano
Zito Napoletano is a pasta with an intense and decisive flavour, perfect for combining with sauces with a strong personality. One of the best sauces to enhance its unique flavour is certainly Neapolitan ragù, a thick and tasty beef and tomato sauce. Genoese sauce, a sauce made with onions and slow-cooked beef, is also the perfect accompaniment to Neapolitan cheese, creating a rich and tasty dish. Spicy palates, on the other hand, should try Zito Napoletano with an arrabbiata sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, chilli and parsley. In any case, Vesuvio - Zito Napoletano pasta is a versatile pasta that can be combined with many other types of sauce, depending on your personal tastes and preferences.