Pastificio Gentile (est. 1876) is one of the historic, artisanal pasta factories that secured the city of Gragnano’s superior pasta reputation. Gentile only uses 100% Italian wheat varietals, which have a higher protein-density, excellent for cooking the perfect al dente pasta. The wheat is milled into semolina flour at one of Italy’s oldest running mills. The pasta is formed with bronze cut molds that impart a rough and porous texture much like homemade pasta. The pasta is slow-dried in the cirillo method to preserve texture & aroma.