Martelli Fusilli di Pisa was the first new shape added to the Martelli range after 80 years. The spiralled pasta is said to have been inspired by the spiral staircase of the Campanile di Pisa, also known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa which is located 25 km north of the Martelli factory. Serve this pasta with a chunky meat or vegetable based sauce
Since 1962, The Martelli family still manage the entire pasta production using 100% Italian, first grade durum wheat to produce only five classic shapes. The wheat flour is manually worked into dough using cold water, which is then extruded and cut with bronze dies, and air dried for 50 hours in wooden drying closets at a temperature between 33 - 36 degrees Celsius (compared to industrial pasta that is oven dried for 30 minutes).
This process gives the pasta a rough surface and special porousness, perfect for catching pasta sauce to fully flavour the pasta.
The Martelli family privilege quality over quantity. Their production is limited and they produce approximately the same amount of pasta in one year as most industrial pasta producers make in one week.
Made in Tuscany, Italy.