Mezze Penne Tricolore

Mezze Penne Tricolore

Penne Rigate are loved everywhere in Italy, where the name is changed according to different regions. For example, in Umbia they are called "spole" and in the south "maltagliati".

Penne are more a cultural phenomenon, than a culinary case. From the unexpected friends' visit to the most classic of the family reunion in front of a smoking hot plate of Barilla penne all' Arrabbiata or with Bolognese ragu', this cut is a very special versatile shape .  With these special penne, we celebrate the colours of the Italian flag: green, white and red!

Mezze Penne Tricolore

Shape

As part of a fascinating range of variations, Penne have always been suitable for the most creative matchings: Barilla's wide range is a proof, of our commitment to satisfy the taste buds of the whole family.  with ridges, smooth, small, "candela" style, all characterised by the angled end cut, "pen" style, which, with its dynamic approach, opposes the more classic, straight shape of Maccheroni. Smooth or with Ridges? it is really not a secondary problem if you consider that Italy's tables are split in two and both halves have plenty of reasons. Those who love Penne Liscie are ecstatic by the elegant sensations that the smooth surface offers to the palate, while the Penne Rigate supporters praise their irreplaceable ability to hold the sauce.

A touch more

Mezze Penne Tricolore enhance the spices aromas, the liveliness of tomato sauce (available in the Barilla range), maybe paired with basil, and the soft harmony of the vegetable sauces, which delicately slip on the smooth surface. If you love the taste of seafood, Barilla recommends to try them "alla Mandracchio" with anchovies, onion and cherry tomatoes. If you prefer a more fragrant taste, cook them with veal sausages, and a rosemary, oregano and sage mix: in both cases Mezze Penne Tricolore will surprise you.