Pasta Faella – IGP Gragnano

In 2004 ten pasta producers from Gragnano, in Campania, applied for the IGP “Gragnano pasta” certification (protected geographical indication) – first initiative ever of this kind in Italy – to safeguard the century old Gragnano know-how from imitations and reward Gragnano pasta’s notoriety and legendary reputation of excellence: for more than 500 years Gragnano has…

Pasta from Gragnano, Citta’ della Pasta!

The town of Gragnano is universally known as the “Citta’ della Pasta“. The brand has become so important that it looks like everybody is making pasta in Gragnano. (Like everybody in the world is growing San Marzano Tomatoes!) This is going to stop, and soon. The Town of Gragnano just received IGP status from the…

Why is Faella the Best Artisanal Pasta in Gragnano?

After Camille’s enthusiastic report of her visit to Pastificio Faella, I couldn’t resist and decided I wanted to see the pasta magic, too. I went to Gragnano, thirty minutes from Napoli, the land of “O Sole Mio”. There was no sun, when I went; in fact, it rained all day. My sunshine was the warm…