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PAT - Traditional Agricultural Food Product

Place of Origin



Cavatelli, also known as "orecchiette di prete", are a type of traditional fresh pasta of Puglia.

It is a hard wheat pasta, of small size, with tapered grooves obtained with a light finger pressure.


Cavatelli are made with durum wheat semolina flour mixed with water, olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Once prepared, the dough is kneaded well and spread out to make thin strips. These are then cut into pieces from which cavatelli are created with a light finger pressure.

Cavatelli are great with tomato sauce or with broccoli and cardoncelli. A typical recipe of Puglia is "Cavatelli with chickpeas".