Where is Barilla pasta made — in the United States or Italy?
Barilla Pasta that is sold in the United States is made in our plants in Ames, IA and Avon, NY, with a few exceptions. Barilla products made in Italy state "Made in Italy” or “Product of Italy” on the packaging. We also have product that is made in Canada. Barilla opened the Ames plant in 1998 and our Avon plant in 2007. The Barilla family was very concerned about maintaining Barilla's high quality standards in the new plants. Consequently, the machines used in our Ames and Avon plants are the same as used in our plant in Parma, Italy. The recipe is the same as the one used in Parma, Italy. Barilla selects its wheat from the best wheat available.