What is Cinghiale?

It is difficult to think of Italian food without thinking of pork, and though the thought of prosciutto or salami may conjure up images of one of the country's many heirloom breeds, there's another side to the picture that people rarely think of: Wild boar, called Cinghiale. Italy has a vibrant wild boar population that roam the hills and forests, and many recipes for preparing wild boar.

Cinghiale shop in the village of Greve, Tuscany, Italy

Cinghiale shop in the village of Greve, Tuscany, Italy

Chef Pietro spent his youth hunting for this wild boar and creating a variety of mouth-watering dishes for his friends and family to enjoy. He now brings authentic Cinghiale dishes to Temecula. This week he is serving fresh, house made Papperdelle pasta served with a delicious tomato-based Cinghiale sauce.  Come enjoy one of a kind, authentic Cinghiale recipes at Trattoria Toscana in Temecula.

Wild Boar alla Cacciatora

Wild Boar alla Cacciatora