Fresh Pasta

We have been proud suppliers of La Tua pasta for many years now. We were blown away with this authentic pasta and it is extremely popular in the shop. Each packet is 1-2 portions.

La Tua Pasta was founded in 2006 by Francesco Boggian and his wife Caroline. Francesco decided to bring a piece of Italy to the UK by making truly authentic Italian pasta.

He wanted the pasta to be so well-crafted, and so fresh, that chefs would be proud to serve it as their own hand-made pasta. They have developed over 300 types of fresh and filled pasta! Sometimes even calling family and friends back in Italy to get old recipes and new ideas.

This week we have –

Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli

Ravioli are square-shaped pasta parcels. The pasta has a very high Free Range egg content (30%) and thanks to a special blend of 00 and Durum Wheat flour, holds the cooking very well. Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli is the most traditional and well known Italian variety of ravioli. The delicious and creamy filling is made from scratch in the La Tua London kitchens by cooking whole spinach leaves with a bit of garlic, and then adding fresh Ricotta cheese and Italian grated cheese.They can be served up with olive oil and parmesan or with a nice tomato sauce. Suitable for Vegetarians. Suitable for freezing. £5.00

Cacio e Pepe Tortelloni

Like Carbonara, this recipe is based on skill and simplicity. Its origins are very ancient and are supposedly rooted in the bucolic days of Roman shepherds tending to their flock during the time of the Roman Empire. The shepherds used the simple ingredients that they had and that would travel well; pasta, pecorino (sheep’s milk cheese) and black pepper (an easy to carry ingredient that doesn’t spoil). Despite the horrors that are seen on many cheap menus this dish like Carbonara should have no cream or butter in it. If it has cream or butter it is not a Cacio e Pepe; no paid card-carrying member of the Italian Republic would dare disgrace this dish with cream or butter! The ‘creaminess’ comes from the emulsion of the starchy pasta water and the grated pecorino and Parmesan. £6.50

Pumpkin Tortelloni

Hand-made Pumpkin Tortelloni are made using a blend of selected Italian 00 and Durum Wheat flours, and feature a high Free Range egg content (30%) for better, more consistent cooking. They are individually hand-folded to incorporate more filling, which is made from scratch in the La Tua London kitchens. La Tua use top quality pumpkins and roast them in the oven, they then add delicate ricotta cheese, Italian grated cheese and a touch of nutmeg. Try them with melted butter, sage and Parmesan cheese for a restaurant quality dining experience! Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for freezing. £6.50