This pasta has been made for about a thousand years, give or take a few. In the Middle Ages, the cooks of noble Italian families in the Liguria region would press a thin sheet of pasta between two wooden molds. These molds would create the family coat of arms and frequently the image of a cross - thus the name Croxetti. It is still made, by hand and one-by-one, for celebrations in Liguria. The Croxetti delightfully combine with a variety of our favorite sauces: pesto, walnut, pine-nut or fish sauces.