Cresti di Gallo Pasta

Other Names:


Made with:

Durum wheat, water and salt.


Cresti di Gallo Pasta: A Shape Inspired by Roosters Combs

While the exact origin and region of Cresti di Gallo pasta remain somewhat ambiguous, it’s a unique and delicious shape enjoyed in Italy and beyond. Here’s a deeper look at its characteristics and potential connections:

Name: “Cresti di Gallo” translates to “rooster’s combs” in Italian, directly referencing the pasta’s shape. It features thin, ruffled edges, resembling the comb of a rooster (cock).

Variations: The size and level of ruffling might vary slightly, but the overall resemblance to a rooster’s comb remains consistent.

Today, Cresti di Gallo pasta is more commonly associated with the Marche region in Italy, particularly in the fresh pasta variety.

Its versatility and ability to hold sauce well make it suitable for various preparations, including ragù, tomato-based sauces, or creamier dishes.

Photo Credit: Bill Rubino