This typical Ligurian pasta shaped into a medallion and is created from a sheet of pasta. It is engraved with the Genovese cross, the cruxetta, the coat-of-arms of its region (Genova), and a stalk of Ligurian wheat. Prepare this pasta with a butter sauce; it is also extraordinary with a creamy walnut sauce and pesto.
The artisan pasta factory Pastificio Alta Valle Scrivia is nestled in the Apennine mountains in the village of Montoggio, just inland from the city of Genoa, in the Scrivia Valley, in the coastal province of Liguria, in Northern Italy. The production still takes place in the traditional way: made exclusively with spring water and high quality durum wheat flour from the best Italian mills and the drying, a key moment in the production cycle, is a natural process at low temperature. At Alta Valle Scrivia a unique blend of tradition, innovation and artisan know-how creates an outstanding line of quality, artisan pasta, clearly identifiable from the first bite.