The one food I really don’t eat much since going gluten-free is pasta. My first gluten-free pasta experience became mush and was a real disappointment. In the six years since, there’s been a huge wave of new gluten-free products including frozen and fresh pasta. Conte’s Cheese Ravioli is one of my favorite. They keep together when boiling, they make yummy toasted raviolis and you can dress them up with any sauce.
The ravioli wrap is a lovely gluten-free pasta. It has a nice thick, smooth texture wrapper enclosing the blend of cheeses. The pasta has no gritty texture nor turns to mush when cooked per the directions. The blend of cheese is moist and flavorful. I was afraid they might stick together while draining, so I gave them a quick cold water rinse before serving and topping with my favorite sauce. I only had maybe two raviolis break open with cheese coming out. It still tasted the same and even regular raviolis don’t always hold together. They didn’t come out of the package that way, so there is a chance of operator error. Definitely not a reason to keep you from trying them.
Their tagline for gluten-free is “Our wheat free and gluten free foods are as good as the ‘real’ thing.” And I have to agree. I will continue to buy Conte’s Raviolis and would love to try some of their other GF products, especially the pierogies!
Conte’s Pasta Company started out as Conte Restaurant back in 1978 in Vineland, New Jersey by Angela Conte. Her business quickly took off leaving customers longing for the taste of fresh made pasta at home. Angela’s son Mike, created the pasta company and continues to grow the product line with new pastas dishes and in 2007 added an entire gluten-free pasta line. Conte’s Pasta uses a dedicated gluten-free facility to make their gluten-free products which include cheese stuffed shells, pierogies, gnocchi, microwave meals and frozen pizza. To learn more about Conte’s and their story, visit their website at ContesPasta.com.