Literally translating to little butterflies, Farfalline is a smaller, rounded version of its bigger brother, the farfalle. Originally from northern Italy, farfalline has a rectangular shape with a scalloped edge, pinched together in the center - like a tiny little bow tie that kids love!
Since 1939, the Setaro family has been making pasta on a winding street in Torre Annunziata in Naples. Their factory is on the same street, in fact, where Giada's grandfather once made his own pasta. The semolina flour they use is minimally processed, creating a more flavorful product than those commonly found in the U.S. The company air-dries its pasta in the cool, salt-tinged breezes that blow in through wild rosemary bushes from the Mediterranean coast, a practice that makes for a delightfully chewy finished product.