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Company typePrivate
Founded1824; 200 years ago (1824)
FounderPaolo Battista Agnesi
ProductsPasta, flour, tomato sauce
Websitewww.agnesi.it Edit this at Wikidata

Agnesi is an Italian food company based in Fossano founded in 1824.


Agnesi is the oldest pasta producer brand in history.[1] It all began in 1824 with the purchase of a mill in Pontedassio by Paolo Battista Agnesi (1790–1863), which allowed him to grind 40 quintals of grains a day and directly produce pasta.[2]

The introduction of new milling methods, learned in France by his son Giuseppe, made it possible to increase production and pushed the family to equip its own fleet of sailing ships to supply taganrog from Ukraine (which was then considered the best durum wheat in the world[3]). For this reason the sailing ship will remain in the symbol of the company. Another large mill was also opened near the port of Oneglia to ensure a faster and more constant supply of raw materials; thus the Paolo Agnesi e Figli company was born.[4]


  1. ^ Serventi, Silvano; Sabban, Françoise (2002). Pasta : the story of a universal food. New York : Columbia University Press. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-231-12442-3.
  2. ^ Calvini, Nilo. Agnesi. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Vol. 1. Treccani.
  3. ^ "Agnesi". Colussigroup.
  4. ^ "Colussi Spa - Pasta Agnesi". Unioncamere. 2016. Archived from the original on 18 June 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2023.