In Italy there is a strong sense of culture connected to producing
and consuming pasta, particularly in the Campania Region and in areas
like Gragnano and inland Salerno. Over the centuries the art of 'making'
pasta has become a practice that has, in it's time become appreciated
more and more at a national and indeed, an international level. Today
Maestri Pastai still uses the best quality durum wheat and exclusively
uses bronze draw plates, just as it did in the past, in order to ensure
that the pasta will have its famous rough and porous surface (which
is ideal for sauces). This also allows Maestri Pastai to maintain
its philosophy of:
"handing down and safeguarding the ancient traditions
whilst paying great care and attention to the quality of the product"
This is a philosophy that guarantees:
The range of product boasts numerous different pasta shapes ranging
from short pasta tubes to long pasta and other types of pasta such
as flavoured pasta and typical regional variations. (Fusilli Avellinesi,
- Taste; close attention is paid to choosing the process
of drying out the semolina grain, an indispensable process for both
conserving the original, natural qualities of the grain and more importantly
for satisfying the requirements of the palate.
- Quality; Maestri Pastai is distinguishable because of the high quality
of primary materials used and the traditions and workmanship of the
methods of production. With every piece of pasta Maestri Pastai guarantees
excellent results, including good elasticity of the pasta and the
way in which it keeps its shape once cooked. The company guarantees
high quality at every step of the production process, from the grain
selection to the conservation methods.
The Vision 2000 Certificate held by the company confirms and renews
the company's commitment to maintaining such high standards of production
that meet the demands of the consumer and, at the same time, guarantee
- Traditions; the craftsmen at Maestri Pastai are the holders of
the Neapolitan pasta making secret handed down from generation to
generation. These craftsmen re-introduce the ancient flavours using
new techniques. This gives life to a simple handcrafted product
but at the same time preserves ancient traditions.
This allows the company to be a competitor in wide spread markets,
satisfying even the most unusual requests.