The Spigadoro is a food company specialized in the production of pasta, founded by the Petrini family in Bastia Umbra, Italy in 1822. The earliest records can be found in the Land Registry of 1822, which mentions that Antonio Petrini, the owner of a farm
in the Le Basse area of Bastia Umbra, has a mill with three millstones.
In 1832 the same landowner obtained a concession from the papal authorities for the derivation of a channel of the Chiascio river,
for powering the stone mills for grinding wheat. In 1887 the small company equipped itself with a plant for producing electricity.
The plant was improved in 1901, when a dynamo and a large turbine were installed for transforming hydraulic energy into electrical energy. The electric power plant, which was one of the first in Italy,
also provided energy for the city of Bastia Umbra and some neighboring towns and villages. In 1924 the mill also started to produce pasta under the Spigadoro brand. After World War II the company underwent a great expansion, and the Spigadoro brand became known throughout Italy and abroad, with exports going especially to the USA, Japan, Canada, Korea, Australia and various countries in Europe. Large investments lead to the building of the new industrial site in Bastia Umbra, with silos and pavilions for processing wheat and making pasta. Today the entrepreneur Giuseppe Podella operates in the raw materials market and in the production of durum wheat semolina, continuing to nurture the great passion for Spigadoro pasta and producing the historic brand at the new industrial site in Foligno, Italy, in order to satisfy the many consumers in Italy and all over the world.

Spigadoro pasta is now available at Pork & Cheese