De Cecco gently grinds the heart of each grain, mixes it with cold spring water, then kneads the dough slowly. This results in pasta with the exceptional De Cecco aroma, flavor, and consistency. Pasta easily cooks to perfection, has a great firm texture, and a delicious ?fresh? pasta taste. It has a rougher surface, which helps the sauce stick to it. Make De Cecco pasta the secret ingredient for your most amazing dishes! Buon Appetito!