In their article by Italian specialist Livia Henger in the April 2019 edition of Forbes Magazine they make exactly that claim.
Not only does the area of Gragano boast a 1000-year history of pasta making, but has adopted modern production and marketing methods. Located on a hilltop between Monti Lattari and the Amalfi Coast, Gragnano is celebrated for its air-dried, bronze-extruded pasta across the world. It is created south of Vesuvius in Southern Italy from domestically-produced Duram wheat. Pasta Di Gragano is now recognised my connoisseurs for its taste and quality. And lets face it…the Italians know a thing or two about pasta…
We carry the Gragnano Pasta Di Napoli 500g. Pastificio Lucio Carofalo, a Traditional Extra Long Italian Spaghetti made from Durum Wheat Semolina.
Located in the region Campania, Gragnano was one of these few territories in which the “white gold” (as the gragnanesi – Gragnano townsfolk – call pasta today) became part of a mass production. Despite the encouraging start, a series of unfortunate events, such as famines, epidemics, and droughts, prevented this business from growing further. It was only in the 18th century that Pasta di Gragnano became a proper brand. It was first sold in the nearby regions before then spreading all over Italy.
About Sagebury Fine Foods
A delightful family-run, independent delicatessen and cafe. Strongly traditional, we carry an extensive range of English and continental cheeses, cooked meats and savoury products. We are based in the famous Cheap Street in historic Frome in Somerset. We are long-established and therefore have built a reputation for quality beyond our renowned local status. Above all friendly and welcoming, we hope you will find something to catch your eye.
One thing that makes us stand out is that so much of our produce is made in the shop itself. Products such as our home-made flips made with rough pastry, or our homemade pork and bramley apple sausage rolls. For instance we also make our own home-made cakes and tray bakes along with a full range of meat and vegetarian savories. Everything is freshly made.