Trofie is a type of traditional Ligurian pasta. The characteristic shape of the pasta is curled, reminiscent of the carpenter’s wood shavings.
In Italy they are mixed with pesto, a mixture of Genoese basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan and Pecorino cheese, all seasoned with extra virgin olive oil.
Born from an ancient tradition, Pesto has become today a symbol of Genoese and Ligurian cuisine, it is one of the best known sauces in the world.
The frequent use of aromatic herbs in Ligurian gastronomy dates back to the Middle Ages, the farmers used to flavor their dishes using herbs.