In northern Lombardy, just south of Lake Como and the Alps, you’ll find a historical region called Brianza. It’s an idyllic place complete with rolling hills - snow-capped in these winter months - and alluring lakes - perfect for ice skating when it’s cold enough for the water to freeze. This region’s fertile land has also supported all manner of agriculture for generations, but pigs, reared extensively here, are central to the story of Brianza. In Monza, the largest settlement in this area, pig farming has given way to a strong predilection for salsiccia, or sausage. The specialty sausage of the city, la luganega di monza, includes several distinctive ingredients, from Grana Padano cheese to Marsala wine, imbuing the sausage with a wonderful, unusual flavour. Monza’s eponymous pasta alla monzese celebrates these flavours, allowing them to infuse into panna, or cream, with silky strands of saffron, added during the cooking process.
The lovely golden lustre of our Rigatoni al Monzese is created by the addition of the saffron, or zafferano, as it is known in Italy. This exotic spice, derived from a beautiful purple flower, is also the not-so-secret ingredient in Lombardy’s iconic Risotto Milanese, which owes its heritage to a glass maker’s assistant in the late-sixteenth century. Their long history in Lombard cuisine is testament to the divine nature of the ingredients and flavours at work in this dish. We serve our sausage and saffron sauce with fresh tubes of rigatoni, whose grooves are perfect for sopping up every last morsel as we know you seriously won’t want to waste a single mouthful.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Durum WHEAT Semola, WHEAT Flour, EGG, Rice Flour
Cream (MILK), Pork Sausage (Pork (Origin: Ireland), Wine (SULPHITES), Salt), Chicken Stock (contains CELERY Seeds), Grana Padano Cheese (MILK, Salt, Rennet), Olive Oil, Salt, Saffron
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme
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Calories per serving: 950kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 1173kJ
- Calories 281kcal
- Fat 14.0g
- Of which saturates 6.3g
- Carbohydrates 28.9g
- Of which sugars 2.3g
- Protein 9.7g
- Salt 0.6g