Made with 100% Italian-Grown Organic Heirloom Wheat
Senatore Cappelli—an heirloom durum wheat varietal, selected in 1915 by agronomist Nazareno Strampelli—is known for its bright amber hue, subtle sweet, malty flavor and pleasing supple texture (think freshly baked bread).
Harvested in the fall, this autumnal variety is well-suited for organic farming due to its considerable height, which can reach about 1.5 meters (that's 4 feet)!
Fun fact: This authentic Italian grain was dedicated to Marchese Raffaele Cappelli from Abruzzo, Senator of the Italian Kingdom and promoter of the 20th century Agrarian Reform.
How to use
Senatore Cappelli Spaghetti—made with 100% Italian-grown organic wheat and pure spring water—shines in simple preparations where the delicate flavor of the pasta shines. Use in classic Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (pasta with garlic and olive oil), dressed in your favorite tomato sauce or tossed with halved cherry tomatoes, plenty of EVOO and lots of hand-torn fresh basil leaves. Or make this weeknight winner (ready in under 30 minutes): Sentatore Cappelli Spaghetti with Caramelized Lemons, Artichokes & Mint.
In 1924, Gaetano Sergiacomo started making rustic pasta using the whole wheat flour produced at his family’s stone mill in the small town of Penne in Abruzzo. In 1981, his daughter, Nicolina Peduzzi, decided to revive thepastificio, (pasta factory) naming the new product line Rustichella d’Abruzzo. Soon after, Nicolina’s adult children Gianluigi and Stefania joined the family business, and within a few years, the smallpastificiohad grown into one of the most extensive artisanal pasta lines in Italy. Today, Rustichella d’Abruzzo offers a diverse selection of pasta, pasta sauce, holiday goods and more.