Italian organic pasta made by Iris Bio in Lombardy, northern Italy. Iris Bio have been a workers’ cooperative since 1978 (nearly as long as we have!). They make pasta about 10km away from the farm using bronze dies (pasta shaping tools) which help to create a texture that holds a sauce much better than conventional methods . The pasta is made using a low temperature method and is slow dried to ensure optimum nutritional quality.
Biona Organic White Spelt Penne is sourced from one of the oldest cultivated grains, and an ancient cousin of wheat; spelt. Spelt is high in fibre, has a higher content of protein and vitamins than wheat and although not gluten free, is often tolerated by some people with wheat allergies.
To produce the delicious La BIO IDEA tomato products, a lot of tomatoes are needed (1 bottle of Passata of 700 grams requires about 1.5 kg of fresh, selected round tomatoes.) The tomatoes are grown in the south of Italy (Puglia, Campania, Molise ) and in part of Northern Italy (Emilia Romagna). Passata is extremely suitable as a basis for tomato sauce or soup.
Good pasta requires craftsmanship. It is not only about the right ingredients in the right proportions, but also about good quality wheat, the grinding, the dough and the right pasta shape. As the pasta slips into the boiling water, a subtle scent fills the kitchen and an exceptional flavor comes from a pasta that is alive and made with passion.
La BIO IDEA pasta is made in Sicily by Fattoria Barbagallo, a family business founded in 1911. The Barbagallos have been making the tastiest Italian pasta from the best durum wheat from Sicily for almost 100 years, using traditional methods.1