Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat used in making pasta, breakfast cereals, puddings and couscous. Semolina is also used to designate coarse middlings from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains such as rice and corn. For superb pasta by hand or machine. Semolina is the essential ingredient for making authentic handmade Italian pastas. It contains an exceptionally high percentage of gluten, which what makes a pasta strand stretch and not break apart when cooking. Bob's Red Mill uses only premium quality, pure Durum Wheat and grinds it to Semolina's tradionally sandy texture.