BAIA PASTA, From Oakland, CA — Organic from American-grown ingredients
Baia Pasta 1lb boxes
Baia Pasta is an Oakland-based artisan food company founded by Renato Sardo. Renato was 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 a variety of grains from local farms.
This organic pasta is made from American-grown ingredients in Oakland, CA and is perfect for pairing with heritage meats to create exceptionally flavorful dishes.
If you are making a cooked sauce, such as marinara, reserve a small ladleful of pasta water from the cooking water when it is drained. Add this cooking water to the sauce along with the cooked pasta.
Baia Pasta specializes in brass-extruded pasta using only the finest organic flours from primarily Utah, Montana, and Colorado. They believe that American wheat is among the best in the world and they are proud to create the first pasta that glorifies all its features. Baia Pasta artisanal 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 of the original integrity of the flour. Extruded gently in small batches through brass dies, giving the pasta a rough surface that creates a good 'al dente' and absorbent pasta. Dried at low temperatures (never over 100 degrees F) to preserve the original protein and gluten content of the wheat and maintain its great flavor.