Pastificio Carleschi (noun, Past-if-each-yo Car-less-key) 1. The first and only British artisan producer of organic dry pasta made with British stoneground flour from ancient wheat varieties (Spelt, Emmer and Einkorn). 2. Bronze extruded and slow dried at a low temperature to ensure great taste, texture and tenure of cooking, our premium quality pasta is produced following Italian traditional artisan dry pasta production methods. 3. As well as quality we focus on sustainability by powering our production with green energy only, packaging our 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. And more.
So, basically Pastificio Carleschi is an artisan dry pasta manufacturer that focuses on quality and sustainability, our vision is to sustainably produce dry pasta using grains and flour sourced locally and our mission is to become a namesake brand for locally and sustainably produced dry pasta in the UK.
Our values are:
A better world. We uphold the highest ethical standards in everything we do. We value the environment and are focused on our carbon footprint and constantly busy improving it. We believe food has to be healthy, nutritious and great-tasting and so we pledge to keep it all-natural always.
Clarity. We are committed to open communication and transparency. We always keep things simple and straight-forward.
Wow service. We are committed and we listen. Satisfaction and positive feedback mean everything to us. We want to know where we are getting it right and respond when we get it wrong.
Positive thinking. We want to make products that matter and have a great time in the process. We are optimistic and we focus on the way forward. We look ahead.
Creativity. We are constantly looking at improving our performance and our products. We are pioneers, we break frontiers and find solutions. Where there’s a will there’s a way.
Celebrate the first artisan dry pasta made in London.
I always thought: why all dry pasta always have to be made in Italy and shipped here? On top of that, there are top farmers growing amazing spelt, emmer and einkorn here in the UK, and great millers producing flours of exceptional quality; why not making pasta with those?
It wasn’t that straight forward to produce a great quality dry pasta: we started in 2014 and it took us a good while to get to where we are now.
That’s because we really made a point of not cutting any corners. We use traditional Italian methods to make our pasta artisanally in small batches, bronze extruded and slow dried at a low temperature. We choose only organic ancient wheat grains that are stoneground, and as wholegrain as it gets; they don’t lose any flavour, taste and are full of health benefits.
There really is a lot to say about our pasta, mainly these are the points:
local Our pasta is made entirely with British flour, which guarantees freshness and total traceability. Additionally, our products are distributed locally reducing our food miles to the minimum.
healthy Using organic and fresh ingredients, including stoneground flour makes our pasta as healthy as possible. Wholegrain flour is rich in fibre and minerals and renowned to be healthier than conventional refined flour.
sustainable We take the environment very seriously: employing only renewable energy, local and organic ingredients, compostable packaging, recycled paper and differentiated waste procedure in our operations to reduce our carbon footprint to the minimum.
artisan We follow the Italian traditional method of artisan pasta production, whether this involves hand-making or extruding through bronze dies. We guarantee our pasta for taste, texture and tenure of cooking to be of the highest standard possible.
exclusive Our pasta is truly exclusive and innovative, of which, Pastificio Carleschi is the sole manufacturer.