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Lumache (pronounced loo-MAH-chay) is a beautiful shell-shaped pasta that is perfect for both thin and thick sauces. The word lumache is Italian for snails because the pasta resembles a snail’s shell. Snails may be slow, but there’s no slowing us down once we get a taste of this delicious pasta! Made from durum wheat semolina, lumache provides a good source of protein.

How to Cook Lumache

Bring 4-5 quarts of salted water to a boil. Gently add the lumache pasta and stir for 1 minute. Lightly boil for 10 -12 minutes or until “al dente.” Drain and serve with your favorite homemade sauce.

An Artisanal Process

These cuts are first extruded through brass dies & then dried for 24–36 hours. This longer drying period results in superior quality and texture.

Our Artisanal Pastas In A Nutshell

Everybody loves pasta! But believe it or not, it’s not all the same. We specially chose our artisanal pasta supplier from a New Jersey-based, family owned business with a passion for pasta. For over 45 years, these specialty pasta makers have been carefully handcrafting their premium pastas using 100% semolina flour in every small batch.

Conventional Pastas vs. Artisanal Pastas

The last box of conventional pasta (or dry pasta) you picked off your pantry probably held shiny, golden colored noodles that were smooth in texture. When cooking pasta dishes, you actually want the opposite! Artisanal pastas are made with a bronze dye (instead of yellow) and a super-coarse grind of durgham wheat which together allows them to dry more slowly and at a lower temperature than conventional pastas. This production process makes artisanal pastas chalkier in color and rougher in texture which results in a richer-tasting, chewier-textured pasta that easily clings to sauces of all sorts. Bon appetit!

Ratings & Reviews

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August 5, 2020
Love this pasta. Holds all my sauces well. My second time ordering them. Delicious!
, Panama City, FL
July 6, 2020
Perfect toothsome texture and holds a lot of sauce. Will definitely buy again!
, Lansdowne, PA
March 1, 2020
Another longtime favorite, unique shape and great flavor.
, Providence, RI
January 23, 2019
I just tried this last weekend. Made that wonderful comfort food - mac and cheese. Worked out great.
, Seattle, WA
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Durum Wheat Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid. Contains: Wheat. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 56g (~2 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat0g0%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Total Carbohydrate30g10%
Dietary Fiber2g6%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%

More Info

Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.

Country of origin: United States

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