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FAQ

How long does the fresh pasta take to cook?
1 1/2 to 3 minutes, depending on the shape

How long does fresh pasta keep?
About 10 days under refrigeration

Can I freeze your fresh pasta and how do I cook it?
Yes, you can freeze it for about 30 days, longer if well sealed. Place frozen pasta in salted boiling water and stir to loosen up. Cook for about 3 minutes or to your liking.

How much pasta do I need per person?
We suggest 3 servings per lb.

How much pasta do I need for one lasagna?
1 lb (2 full sheets). Cut them in half and you will have 4 layers big enough for a 9 x13 pan.

Do I need to pre-cook fresh pasta for lasagna?
No, just dip them in hot water before assembling lasagna, but better yet, dip them in boiling water for about 45 seconds, then run under cold water and stack between layers of plastic film until you are ready to assemble lasagna. This also works for Mannicotti or Rolatinni.

What sauce do I use with Lemon or Squid ink (black) pasta?
Basil Pesto or white Clam Sauce are best with Lemon pasta while Putanesca or sun dried tomato pesto are good with Squid ink pasta. Check our pasta guide for the best pasta/sauce combinations.

How long does frozen pasta keep?
About 2 months in your freezer.

Are any of your products made with nuts or around nuts?
No, no nuts are used in the products we manufacture. We do sell Pine nuts in our retail store, but they do not come in close proximity to products when they are being made.

What about in your Pesto sauces?
No, we do not use nuts in our Pesto sauce. We do sell nuts (pine nuts) in our retail stores.

Do you make vegan items?
Yes, at this time we make Sweet Potato, Mushroom and Florentine Raviolis (filled with spinach, mushrooms, onions, red bell pepper and spices).

Do you have gluten free items?
Most of our sauces are gluten free. However they are made in areas where Very small amounts of flour may be blown around and land on sauces.

Do you have cooking classes?
Yes, and they are a lot of fun. Check here for upcoming classes.

Can I buy a gift certificate?
Yes. Please click here for more information.

How long does it take to get my order?
Please check our shipping information page.

Where else can I buy your pasta?
Butcher Boy, Andover 978-688-1511
Chip-in Farm, Bedford 781-275-2545
Clear Flour Bakery, Brookline 617-739-0060
Concord Provisions, Concord 978-369-5555
Crescent Ridge Dairy, Sharon 781-784-2740
Formaggio, Cambridge 617-354-5377
Formaggio, South End 617-350-6996
Fresh Pond Market, Cambridge 617-876-3916
Fruit Center, Milton 617-696-5274
Fruit Center, Hingham 781-749-7332
James Hook & Co. Boston 617-423-7340
Harvest Coop, Jamaica Plain 617-661-1580
Idylwilde Farm, Acton 978-263-5943
Pinehills Market, Plymouth 508-209-0000
S&S Farms & Deli 508-835-9989
Savenors Market, Cambridge 617-723-6328
Savenor's Market, Boston 617-723-6328
Verril Farms, Concord 978-369-4494
Wagon Wheel Farm, Lexington 781-862-2112
Whole Foods Market, Andover. 978-749-6664
Whole Foods Market, Boston Symphony 617-375-1010
Whole Foods Market, Medford 781-395-4998
Whole Foods Market, Bedford 781-275-8264
Whole Foods Market, Wayland 508-358-7700
Whole Foods Market, Cambrige. River St. 617-876-6990
Whole Foods Market, Boston Chrls. River park. 617-723-3525
Whole Foods Market, Woburn 781-376-9600
Whole Foods Market, Hingham 781-741-8050
Whole Foods Market, Cambridge. Fresh Pond 617-491-0040
Whole Foods Market, Cambridge. Prospect St 617-492-0070
Whole Foods Market, Newton Walnut St. 617-969-1141
Whole Foods Market, Newton Washington St 617-965-2070
Whole Foods Market, Brighton 617-738-8187
Whole Foods Market, Jamaica Plain 617-553-5400
Whole Foods Market, Wellesley, 781-235-7262
Whole Foods Market, Swampscott 781-592-2200

How long does the sauce keep for after it has been cooked?
3-4 days for tomato sauces and 30 days for pesto sauces. Cream and clam sauces should not be kept after cooking.

I want to cook one of the microwave meals in the oven, what should I do?
First, you need to transfer it to a oven safe pan and follow the instructions on label. We will give you correctly sized oven container at no charge, please ask for one.

What's the most important thing to know about the microwave meals?
Follow the instructions and be sure to let it rest before you cut into it.

How long does the frozen sauce take to cook?
8 to 10 minutes in a covered sauce pan on medium heat.

I am planning a large party, do I need to order your large meals in advance?
We usually have everything in stock but it is best to call a few days in advance.

Are the good looking girls working in your stores married and can I have their phone numbers?
Yes and No and No.