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WI Dairy News: "Dalla Terra" putting WI flavor into its pasta

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APPLETON (WKOW) -- There are many great things that come from the earth and one of them is food!

In a small production facility in the city of Appleton, Cyndi Connolly, along with her son Patrick and co-worker Dana, are creating pasta that's infused with the flavors of Wisconsin.

"Dalla Terra" in Italian means "from the land" and we chose that name because it was important to produce food that would honor the farmers in our state."

One of the food philosophies at Dalla Terra is the emphasis on local ingredients to create bold flavors that set the products apart.

"We do everything backwards. We put the flavor in the pastas, the dried pasta. And we put the flavors in the ravioli, as much flavor as we can get in that ravioli, there's no need for sauces."

For Cyndi, using quality ingredients, like Wisconsin cheese, makes all the difference in the pastas she creates.

"It's been a real great thing for me to try to use different cheeses in the ravioli, they're flavorful and they're strong and they come through."

Working side by side with her son has added benefits as well. Patrick is gaining a greater appreciation for eating and crafting wholesome hand-made food.

"I kind of missed that, that whole food. So as I started in the business I realized how much hard work goes into it. How much people don't realize what good food is, and it's just something that I'm really fortunate to be a part of. "

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