Pastificio Gentile ‘Paccheri’ are a large, cylindrical macaroni most suitable for sauces, or pasta dishes, featuring fish. ‘Paccheri’ derives from the Green ‘paccha’, or ‘slap’, which refers to the bold punch this pasta offers when adequately seasoned. Made with high-quality semolina wheat, Pastificio Gentile pastas are renowned for their golden color. The bronze cut gives the pasta a rough, porous texture, which is synonymous with quality. Established in 1876, Pastificio Gentile is one of the historic artisanal factories that made the city of Gragnano famous around the world for its pasta.