Giovanni Carleschi found his pasta-making feet in 2008, after leaving a successful career in sales. He was soon joined by partner Natalia Gruzina, who also escaped corporate life to join Giovanni on a mission to bring top tasting pasta to the London masses. Their organic dry pasta is made with British stoneground flour from ancient wheat varieties (Spelt, Emmer and Einkorn).
He uses bronze dies to extrude and slow dry their pasta at a low temperature to ensure great taste, texture, and tenure of cooking, their premium quality pasta is produced following Italian traditional artisan dry pasta production methods.
He focuses not only on quality but sustainability as well by powering their production with green energy only, packaging their pasta in plastic-free bags (certified by APP) suitable for home and industrial composting and marine biodegradability, and supporting the zero waste movement by producing wholegrain pasta and directly supplying bulk shops across the UK.
Their spelt fusilli is made with stoneground wholegrain spelt so that none of the amazing nutritional and health benefits of this grain is lost in the milling process. Not to degenerate any of the vitamins, he produces and dries his pasta at low temperatures. The same bouquet he enjoys when mixing spelt flour with water he recognizes in their finished dry pasta as a sign that nothing is lost in their artisan process. Spelt tastes of toasted almond, light brown walnut, toffee, caramel.