What are Bronze Dies?

What are Bronze Dies?

Crafting Gustora Pasta through Bronze Extrusion and Slow Drying Process

Welcome to the heart of Gustora Foods, where passion and tradition come together seamlessly to create pasta that is more than just a meal—it's an experience. Today, we invite you to virtually step into our manufacturing premises and discover the meticulous crafting process that transforms simple ingredients like Durum Wheat Semolina into culinary masterpieces.

At Gustora, we believe that great pasta begins with dedication, patience, and the right techniques. Two of the most critical elements in our process are the use of bronze dies and the slow drying process. These methods are not mere steps in production but essential traditions that define the unique texture and flavour of Gustora pasta.

The Magic of Bronze Dies

An important cornerstone of Gustora's pasta-making process is the use of bronze dies. These traditional tools play a pivotal role in shaping the pasta and contributing to its distinctive texture.

What are Bronze Dies?

Bronze dies are perforated metal plates with various shapes and sizes used to extrude the pasta dough. As the dough is pushed through these dies, it takes on the shape of the die, resulting in different pasta forms such as long pasta (spaghetti, fettuccine, and linguine) or short pasta (penne, fusilli, and rigatoni), etc.

Benefits of Bronze Dies

  1. Rough Texture: Unlike Teflon-coated dies used in industrial pasta production, bronze dies give the pasta a rough surface. This rough texture is ideal for holding onto sauces, ensuring that every bite is flavourful and satisfying.
  2. Traditional Appeal: Using bronze dies is a time-honoured technique that connects us to the rich heritage of Italian pasta-making, handed down to us by our Italian counterparts: Rustichella d'Abruzzo. It’s a nod to the artisans of the past who perfected this craft and passed it down through generations.
  3. Superior Quality: Pasta made with bronze dies has a noticeable difference in quality. The pasta shapes are more robust and can withstand cooking without losing their shape or integrity.

The Significance of Slow Drying

Slow drying is a traditional method that has been passed down through generations of pasta makers. Unlike industrial processes that rely on high temperatures and fast drying times, slow drying allows the pasta to develop its full flavour and perfect texture.

Why Slow Drying Matters

  1. Preserving Nutrients: Slow drying at low temperatures helps preserve the natural nutrients of the Durum Wheat Semolina we use. This process ensures that our pasta is equally delicious and nutritious.
  2. Enhancing Flavour: The extended drying time of 20+ hours allows Gustora pasta to mature slowly, developing a richer and more complex flavour profile. This is why Gustora pasta stands out in taste when compared to other commercially produced varieties.
  3. Achieving Ideal Texture: Slow drying prevents the pasta from becoming brittle and ensures that it maintains the perfect al dente texture when cooked. The resulting pasta holds the sauce better and offers a delightful bite every time.

The Gustora Difference

At Gustora Foods, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in pasta production. Our dedication to slow drying and the use of bronze dies is what sets us apart from other brands. But there’s more to the Gustora difference:

Sourcing the Best Ingredients

We start with the finest durum wheat semolina, sourced from trusted suppliers. This high-quality ingredient is the foundation of our pasta’s superior taste and nutritional value. By selecting the best raw materials, we ensure that every bite of Gustora pasta is wholesome and delicious.

Craftsmanship and Expertise

Our pasta-making process is drafted through the experience of skilled artisans and pastaias who bring years of experience to the table. Their expertise ensures that each batch of pasta is crafted in accordance with the established process flow, from the mixing of the dough to the final packaging. This hands-on approach guarantees that Gustora pasta meets the highest standards of quality and taste.

Sustainability and Tradition

We believe in preserving the environment and honouring the traditions of pasta making. Our slow drying process is a combination of humidity, moisture, and temperature; these variables are optimally used to achieve the desired results. The use of bronze dies supports the continuation of traditional pasta-making techniques and is a testament to Gustora's commitment to quality. By choosing Gustora Pasta, you are supporting sustainable practices and a rich culinary heritage.

At Gustora Foods, we are passionate about pasta and committed to delivering a product that embodies the essence of Italian culinary tradition. Using Gustora pasta as your product of choice ensures you get the complete package of a healthy and delicious meal that supports sustainable practices and the preservation of age-old techniques.

We invite you to join the Gustora family and experience the difference that slow drying and bronze dies make to the final product. Whether you are a home cook or a professional chef, our pasta will elevate your dishes and delight your taste buds. Explore our range of products and discover the art of crafting pasta with Gustora.

Buon appetito!

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