Baia Pasta and Heritage Meats
Heritage Foods is proud to feature Baia Pasta!
Baia Pasta is made by Renato Sardo in Oakland, CA. Renato and Heritage Foods founder Patrick Martins’ friendship stretches back to the founding of Slow Food USA. Both have expanded their passion for quality food to specialty products and we are so pleased to be pairing his outstanding pastas with our meats. Ground pork, beef, lamb, and goat all make exceptional sauces that partner perfectly with Baia Pasta.
Here is Baia Pasta’s Story:
Baia Pasta specializes in brass-extruded pasta using only the finest organic flours from America, mostly from Utah, Montana, Colorado. We also collaborate with California farmers to grow unique durum and spelt wheat varieties. We believe that American wheat is among the best in the world and are very proud to create the first pasta that glorifies all its features.
Baia Pasta is an Oakland-based artisan food company founded by Renato Sardo with Dario Barbone. Both Renato and Dario were born and raised in Piemonte, a region in Northwestern Italy.
The seed for Baia Pasta started when Renato learned that most Italian pasta is made from American and Canadian wheat that is shipped to Italy, made into pasta, and then shipped back.
After a few years of study, Renato extracted enough wisdom from the Italian maestri to start extruding his own pastasciutta made from all sorts of grains from local farms.
Producing artisanal pasta at Baia Pasta means exceptional flavor, derived from only the finest quality ingredients.
Baia Pasta is:
- Well-kneaded with cold water to create a compact fragrant dough that maintains all the original integrity of the flour.
- Extruded gently in small batches through brass dies giving the pasta a rough surface to create a good al dente and to absorb sauce.
- Dried at low temperatures (never over 105 ¼F) to preserve the original protein and gluten content of the wheat and maintain its great flavor.