Pastificio dei Campi is located in Gragnano, an exceptional place for pasta production, where industrial development has led to the loss - partial at least - of the magic linked to the art of this white gold. Our firm aims to restore and sustain the tradition of Gragnano pasta IGP, and seeks to do this in a way that respects craftsmanship and traditional production methods, allowing the raw ingredients and stages of production all the time they need to create a pasta of the very highest quality, the best pasta ever.
Vermicelli is one of the most ancient Neapolitan pasta shapes, so much so that once upon a time pasta-makers were known as vermicellari. A document dated 1284 attests to their sale, while the first published recipe probably dates back to the 15th century, in the "Libro de arte coquinaria" (1464-65), by the celebrated Mastro Martino. The name refers to their shape, reminiscent of small worms (vermi).