Waveney Mill - Penne Pasta
As Britain’s favourite pasta shape, penne comes from the Italian word for ‘quill’. This classic, iconic yet versatile pasta shape is one of just a handful of pasta shapes with a heritage. In 1865, Giovanni Battista Capurro, a pasta-maker from San Martino d’Albaro (Genoa), obtained a patent for a diagonal cutting machine which would allow fresh pasta to be cut at an angle without crushing it.
With a perfect al dente texture and its large surface area, our penne pasta has plenty of room for sauce in its tubes. As well as being small enough to plunge into the creamiest sauces, the culmination of years of tradition and the milling of finest British pasta means our bronze die cut penne will not disappoint.
Waveney Mill has Robert Clarke (a Victorian farmer, miller and baker) to thank for its unique location. Situated close to the idyllic tranquillity of the Norfolk Broads where the river Yare scythes its way through the wheat fields of Norfolk towards Norwich and beyond, and yet having immediate access to the waterways of the world from Yarmouth’s ancient harbour.
For over 140 years Waveney Mill has stood proudly on the banks of the river Yare, at the centre of Waveney Valley, an area rich in wheat cultivation with a history stretching back to Saxon times.
Made By: Pasta Foods, Forest Way, Norwich NR5 0JH