Rustichella D'Abruzzo

Rustichella - Organic Timilia Busiate 500g


Busiate is a traditional pasta shape native to Sicily. Its shape slightly resembles an old-fashioned telephone cord, and its name derives from "busa", which is a long knitting needle or a blade of straw—tools which were historically used to shape the pasta.
Timilia is a very nutritious ancient grain which some find easier to digest than classic durum wheat. To make their pasta, Rustichella stone-grinds Timilia wheat and mixes the flour with pure spring water. Rustichella d’Abruzzo Timilia pasta has a rustic, nutty flavour reminiscent of Sicilian bread.
The classic condiment for Busiate is pesto Trapanese, made with almonds, tomato and basil.


Rustichella d'Abruzzo is one of the few genuinely artisan pasta manufactures operating in Italy. They use a blend of only the highest grade hard durum wheat which they can source from Italy, Canada and Australia to achieve the ideal balance of proteins, flavour and texture. Once the dough is mixed, it is pressed through bronze dies which gives the pasta a rough and porous surface. This allows the pasta to cook evenly and bind better with sauces and flavours. The pasta is dried at low temperatures over 36 to 50 hours in static drying rooms with regulated humidity to allow the proper fermentation of the semolina and the flavour to fully develop. The pasta will hold its shape during cooking, par-cooking and reheating.


  • Authentic artisan pasta 
  • Bronze extruded
  • Slow dried at low temperature
  • Superior flavour and texture