Giovanni Carleschi found his pasta-making feet in 2008, after leaving a successful career in sales. He was soon joined by partner Natalia Gruzina, who also escaped corporate life to join Giovanni on a mission to bring top tasting pasta to the London masses. His organic dry pasta is made with British stoneground flour from ancient wheat varieties (Spelt, Emmer and Einkorn).
He uses bronze dies to extrude and slow dry their pasta at a low temperature to ensure great taste, texture, and tenure of cooking, his premium quality pasta is produced following Italian traditional artisan dry pasta production methods.
He focuses not only on quality but sustainability as well by powering their production with green energy only, packaging their pasta in plastic-free bags (certified by APP) suitable for home and industrial composting and marine biodegradability, and supporting the zero waste movement by producing wholegrain pasta and directly supplying bulk shops across the UK.
His white spelt casarecce are made with stoneground white spelt so that none of the amazing nutritional and health benefits of this grain are lost in the milling process. Not to degenerate any of the vitamins, he produces and dries his pasta at low temperatures. The same bouquet he enjoys when mixing spelt flour with water he recognises in his finished dry pasta as a sign that nothing is lost in the artisan process. Spelt tastes of toasted almond, light brown walnut, toffee, caramel.