Leonardo Gelsomino uses Australian durum wheat semolina and a production method which retains all nutritional properties. Exclusive to Lello "Gran Arso" is a toasted flour imported from Puglia southern Italy. GRAN ARSO "THE STORY" - Centuries ago the agricultural practice was to burn the wheat fields after harvest and to plough the ash back into the earth. This would have two benefits. One, to speed the process of preparing the field for the next crop and Two, to fertilise the soil. The peasant farmworkers would rush in before the plough and collect the burnt kernels of wheat as not to waste them. At home, they would grind them into a smoked flour and make bread and pasta nero. By chance, they had discovered a product with a nutty coffee aroma. These days the wheat kernels are roasted similar to coffee.
Our Tomato & Basil Sugo consists of three ingredients - Tomatoes imported from Puglia, Italy, Fresh Basil and Fresh extra virgin olive oil. It contains no preservatives or additives. Use it on anything and everything. Not just for pasta. Spread it on pizza bases, make the most delicious Chicken Parmas and make the quickest home made Lasagna ever with our Ready to Go Sugo.
Our Ortolana Sugo - Translating to “vegetable garden”, Lello’s New addition to the Pasta Sugo range uses the same Premium Italian tomatoes imported from Puglia Italy, with the addition of red capsicum eggplant and infused with bayleaf for a unique richer tasting sugo. Lello Sugo contains no preservatives, additives and is Vegan friendly.