This superior dried pasta has P.G.I. (Protected Geographical Indication) a trademark of the European Union which guarantees that a product has to comply with strict production specifications.
Mafaldine is a flat and wide (about 1 cm) pasta with "waved" edges on both sides. Mafaldine were named in honour of Princess Mafalda of Savoy hence it is occasionally known by its alternative name "little queens".
The dough is made using slow bronze drawing semolina and water from Monti Lattari which allows the pasta to be porous and so to better soak in sauces.