Under the catagory of stuffed pasta, there are quite a few that people could point to as being their favourite.
The Pasta Maker is always busy making bespoke, stuffed pasta like ravioli, tortellini and ravioli. Every time we head off to Italy, we come across a different style of stuffed pasta to bring back to you. For example, these little balls of pasta were created by Enzo’s sister, Sissy, and are stuffed with a tiny meatball or hard cheese, and we do mean tiny. She referred to them as caramelle and her industry inspired The Pasta Maker to create caramelle for you.
Ravioli has a very interesting history and according to Wikipedia, the earliest known mention of ravioli appears in the personal letters of Francesco di Marco Datini, a merchant of Prato in the 14th century. In Venice, the mid-14th-century manuscript Libro per cuoco offers ravioli of green herbs blanched and minced, mixed with beaten egg and fresh cheese, simmered in broth and seasoned with “sweet and strong spices”. In Rome, ravioli were already well-known when Bartolomeo Scappi served them with boiled chicken to the papal conclave of 1549.
These particular ravioli, pictured above, are known as ‘ravioletti’ and were served up to The Pasta Maker in Italy and clearly demonstrate that technology has taken the creation of ravioli to a whole new level. These meat-filled ravioli are tiny!
what we love
What we love most about stuffed pasta is that today, the demand for something unique or different has encouraged a wide and growing range of fillings for ravioli, caramelle and tortellini. We have created a number of bespoke tortellini and are always willing to work with you to create your family favourite.
If you would like The Pasta Maker to create a tortellini (or they could be tortelloni – apparently there is a difference depending on the size and ours are on the large side), drop us a line and we will certainly see what we can do 🙂
If we are out of stock of stuffed pasta, you can order it for the following week.