It is likely that wild boar have been around since the Early Pleistocene time, roughly 5,000 years ago, and are native to Eurasia, among other regions. Eating wild boar dates back to Ancient Roman times, where hunting and preparing this animal became a rite of passage for young males. Wild boar are quite adaptable and are well populated, meaning that they are classified as the least concern for extinction. Not only is wild boar a sustainable option, it is also leaner and healthier than pork.
We top our wild boar tortelloni with burro e salvia (butter and sage) and toasted almonds, which enhance the gamey flavour of the boar. Almonds are grown in the warmer region of Sicily, where they symbolise good fortune.
Ingredients: Fresh pasta (Wheat flour, Egg, Durum wheat flour, Salt), Wild boar, Carrots, Celery, Onions, Shallot, Italian grated cheese, Egg, Red wine, Olive oil, Butter, Rosemary, Thyme, Salt
Garnish ingredients: Butter, sage, Parmesan cheese, Toasted almonds
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