Benedetto Cavalieri is one of the leading family owned companies that produce pasta by old-world artisanal methods. Founded in 1918, Benedetto Cavalieri continues the family tradition of making pasta according to the time-honored "Delicate method." Using only the highest-quality, freshly milled hard durum wheat, the process involves long kneading by experienced hands. It is then dried at low temperature for about 40 hours to preserve the nutritional value of the durum wheat. It can be found in the menus of the most careful restaurants and on the shelves of the best delicatessen and wine shops all over the world.
These king size spaghetti, longer and larger than normal spaghetti, are packed uncut and folded. The Spaghettoni surface is porous and their section is wider than normal spaghetti and while cooking they release a velvety cream, almost starchy. Benedetto Cavalieri Spaghettoni require a cooking time of 18 minutes, after they remain cooked but firm at the bite ("al dente").