We are Pastificio Carleschi (Past-if-each-yo Car-less-key), and we are the First British Artisan dry pasta producer in the UK.
We primarily use heritage grains like Spelt, Emmer and Einkorn sourced from some of the most regenerative practicing farms and exceptional millers in the UK. Not only do they taste great, but their farming is very beneficial for soil regeneration as well as being naturally resilient varieties which is why we chose to use them.
The pasta we produce is artisan, organic, bronze-extruded, and slow dried for up to 40 hours at low temperatures. Creating our pastas in this way allows us to keep all the nutritional value, taste, and fragrance of the ingredients intact as well as ensuring our pasta has great texture and tenure of cooking.
Five of our pastas won the Great Taste Awards in 2020 and our Emmer & Fava Bean Sedani Rigati won the Best New Product at the Great British Food Awards in 2021. This speciality pasta is a new flour mix, new shape and where pasta meets pulses! It has a great flavour and is a super-pasta packed with nutrients, fibre (both soluble and insoluble) as well as a complete source of lean natural protein at a much lower intake of calories.
Sustainability is very important to us, which is why on top of working with local farmers, being organic certified by the Soil Association and a factory that runs solely on green energy; we make sure that all our packaging is plastic-free.
We also keep our pasta local with the lowest possible food miles and ensure total traceability. We really put our heart and soul into every step of the process, so when we have the final product there is a real sense of accomplishment and joy that we can finally share our hard work with our customers.
Our production doesn’t stop with making great pasta, because we take lots of care in everything we do, from sourcing locally to using plastic-free packaging, and are very proud of what we have achieved so far.
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