Tortiglione Pasta is a twisted pasta and this version is twisted as far a a cork screw. Its shape is ideal for catching sauces, so much so that you will always have a mouthful of pasta and sauce.
This pasta is made by Afeltra, located in Gragnano, Napoli; a company with state-of-the-art machinery, but continuing to respect the times and methods that are characteristic to the old Gragnanese tradition.
Afeltra pasta is artisan, handmade and extruded through bronze, they way they did it centuries ago. This procedure gives the pasta an exceptional flavor, thanks to the rough, porous surface which holds the sauce. Vesuvio is a short twisted pasta that pairs wonderful with smooth sauces or ones with small pieces of meat and/or vegetables as the ridges of the 'mountain' shaped pasta will fill up.
Since every shape of pasta requires a different cooking time, depending on the consistency of the pasta, and whether you prefer the pasta to be 'al dente' or very 'al dente'. The package will show a minimum and a maximum cooking time on the package. Tortiglione Pasta is 14-16 minutes.