Roughly translated to “little spindles” in Italian, girandole is a tight two-start spiral, similar to fusilli. By extruding through bronze dies, the pasta has a rougher texture allowing for even more sauce adhesion.
Girandole is a unique and visually captivating pasta shape that is not as well-known as some of the more common pasta varieties.
Texture & Cooking
Girandole has a firm, chewy texture when cooked.
Girandole pairs well with a wide range of sauces, including:
- Creamy sauces: The twisted shape of girandole allows it to hold creamy sauces like Alfredo or cheese-based sauces, resulting in a rich and satisfying dish.
- Tomato-based sauces: Girandole’s spiral shape is excellent for capturing chunky tomato sauces with vegetables or meats, creating a delightful burst of flavours.