At Duro Pasta we care about the planet so we are committed to producing a product that falls in line with our values. Part of our inspiration when creating Duro Pasta was to produce a premium quality alternative to imported Italian artisanal pasta using Australian grown wheat.


As we began researching and learning about the production of pasta we were quite surprised to discover just how much wheat grain is imported by Italy to make industrialised pasta. While some durum wheat is grown in Italy, the scale of production is just so large that they simply cannot produce enough domestically to accommodate the demand. Vast quantities of grain grown in North America, Canada, Australia and other regions of Europe are harvested and shipped to Italy to be milled and then transported to factories for pasta manufacturing. The pasta is then exported around the world for sale creating a large carbon foot print.

Manufacturing locally using only locally grown ingredients helps support Australian farmers and local industries which in turn assists small regional communities to thrive, all while reducing unnecessary food miles.

The grain we source for Duro Pasta is grown on farms in and around Bellata in the “golden durum triangle” of northern New South Wales. The farmers operate using sustainable farming practices, including crop rotations and zero- till farming to minimise the impact on the soil and reduce erosion.

All the wheat is non-GMO and 100% traceable back to the farm. The grain is harvested and stored in silos not ground bunkers then milled at a purpose built facility in nearby Tamworth.

Duro Pasta is then crafted, dried and packaged in the Shoalhaven region on the South Coast of NSW using locally manufactured packaging materials, again keeping it local and avoiding unnecessary imported products.

Our cardboard packaging is made from sustainably sourced and FSC accredited paper. FSC or forest management certification confirms that the forest from which the paper is sourced is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. The box is 100% recyclable.

The bag used to best preserve the shelf life and quality of the pasta is recyclable through REDcycle and we encourage you to dispose of this with your other soft plastics at a REDcycle collection facility near you. Find your closest drop off point at

We understand the importance of minimising our impact on the planet and we know we can always do more, so we will endeavour to improve on our practices wherever possible throughout our development to do the best that we can.