Cook like a local – Tuscan Wild Boar Ragu

Here is a great recipe for Tuscan wild boar ragu from our Italian chef Alessio which is perfect served with pasta. When people think of Italy, they think of pasta! It is an incredibly versatile ingredient and across Italy there are hundreds of ways of serving it. Alessio’s wild boar ragu is a classic recipe from Tuscany and very popular on our Italian cooking holidays.

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins


  • 500g boar meat
  • 150g cherry tomatoes (diced)
  • Half a red onion
  • 1 celery sticks
  • 1 carrot
  • parsley
  • 1 large garlic cloves
  • 2 leaves of sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sprig of Rosemary
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 500ml of red wine


  1. Dice the boar meat into pieces. Chop finely the carrot, celery, onion, garlic and parsley.

  2. Add the boar meat to a pan with a good glug of olive oil. Once the meat is browned all over add the diced vegetables.

  3. Cook on a medium flame, stir every so often and after 10 minutes add the red wine to deglaze the pan.

  4. Once the wine is evaporated, you can add salt and pepper to taste and the tomatoes. Add a little water and cook on a low heat for at least an hour, add a little more water during cooking if needed.

  5. Once the sauce is reduced serve with some authentic Italian pasta!

Buon Appetito!

Feeling inspired? On our Italian cooking holidays in Tuscany, Venice, Amalfi, Sicily or Puglia you will learn how to cook this and many other recipes – taught by our experienced Italian chefs it will be a truly authentic cooking experience. Feeling inspired? To find out more, get in touch with our friendly, check our cooking holidays in Italy site or simply request our 2016 brochure for dates and availability!

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