Pronounced “kee-tar-ah,” meaning “guitar” in Italian, this traditional board for making maccheroni dates back to the 1800s in the mountainous region of Abruzzo, where the iconic spaghetti alla chitarra is one of the most popular shapes to be found. Use a rolling pin to press your pasta sheet through the metal wires and you’ll end up with rustic, square-shaped long pasta. With two widths, this double-sided chitarra is perfect for making spaghetti on one side, tagliatelle on the other!
What to know:
- Overall size of wooden part 8-5/8″ x 17-1/4”
- Wires on one side of cutter is 1/8” for spaghetti, on other side of cutter is 1/4” for tagliatelle
- Handcrafted in Italy of natural wood