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Pastificio Carleschi (Past-if-each-yo Car-less-key) is the first British artisan producer of organic dry pasta. Our focus is on quality and sustainability and our vision is to sustainably produce dry pasta using grains and flour sourced locally.

In terms of quality, all our pasta is made with British stoneground flour from ancient wheat varieties (Spelt, Emmer and Einkorn), bronze extruded and slow dried at a low temperature. By making our product this way we keep all the natural flavour and nutritional value of the grains intact while at the same time obtaining a perfectly textured, very tasty pasta with a great tenure of cooking. Five of our pasta have won a Great Taste Award in 2020.

Choosing Organic and British flour is our first big commitment to sustainability. We are certified by the Soil Association for dry pasta production and we do source most of our flour directly from British farmers. We choose ancient wheat varieties like Spelt, Emmer and Einkorn to make our pasta as their farming is very beneficial for soil regeneration as well as being naturally resilient varieties. We only use green energy to power our manufacturing site and all our packaging is plastic free (either 400g home compostable bags or 4 kg stitched paper sacks). We are big supporter of the zero waste movement by producing wholegrain pasta and directly supplying bulk shops across the UK. 

Our mission is to become a namesake brand for locally and sustainably produced dry pasta in the UK.

Our values are:

A better world. We uphold the highest ethical standards in everything we do. We value the environment and are focused on our carbon footprint and constantly busy improving it. We believe food has to be healthy, nutritious and great-tasting and so we pledge to keep it all-natural always.

Clarity. We are committed to open communication and transparency. We always keep things simple and straight-forward.

Wow service. We are committed and we listen. Satisfaction and positive feedback mean everything to us. We want to know where we are getting it right and respond when we get it wrong.

Positive thinking. We want to make products that matter and have a great time in the process. We are optimistic and we focus on the way forward. We look ahead.

Creativity. We are constantly looking at improving our performance and our products. We are pioneers, we break frontiers and find solutions. Where there’s a will there’s a way.


Interested in joining our team? Drop us an email with your CV here.