Barilla Pasta Sauce & Pesti

Walk in to a supermarket in New Zealand 20 years ago, and you would be hard-pressed to find a pasta sauce – let alone the myriad of pasta sauces that are available today to accompany Kiwis’ blossoming predilection for pasta.

The popular ‘pomodoro’ – a simple blend of tomatoes and olive oil – was originally created by the poor of Naples as the ‘perfect pair’ for pasta. But as traditional red sauces were taken across Italy, then by immigrants to the US and the world, chefs explored using regional ingredients to create delicious dishes that would allow the individual flavours to shine.

It’s the same principle that has guided the creation of Barilla Pasta Sauces – an authentic, premium collection of pasta sauces which combines the superb aroma, colour and flavour of Italian food.

William Aitken has selected some of the most popular of the classic Barilla sauces to bring to New Zealand consumers, including Arrabbiata (garlic and red chili), Basilico (basil, garlic and onions), Napoletana (garlic and basil) and Ricotta (tomato with a creamy ricotta).

The chefs at Barilla have been working on a range of Family Favourite sauces with Australasian families in mind. The up-sized 575g jars of Bolognese and Red Wine & Garlic Sauce are available in New Zealand supermarkets from March 2015.

William Aitken also imports Barilla’s stir-through i Pesti range (the plural of pesto) including traditional Pesti alla Genovese (fresh basil pesto)!

Those adhering to a gluten-free diet will be pleased to know that Barilla Sauces and Pesti are naturally gluten-free, and a perfect complement to the Barilla Gluten-Free pasta range.

An authentic, premium collection of pasta sauces which combines the superb aroma, colour and flavour of Italian food.
Visit Barilla.co.nz to learn more