The Timeless Charm of Bolognese Sauce


The History

Bolognese sauce, known in Italian as ragù alla Bolognese, is a beloved and iconic dish with a rich history dating back centuries. This hearty sauce has become a staple in Italian cuisine and has captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts around the world. Let's face it Bolognese sauce is not just a dish; it's an experience. Its rich aroma fills the kitchen, tantalising the senses and evoking memories of home-cooked meals and family gatherings. This comforting sauce is like a warm hug on a cold day, providing comfort and nourishment with every bite.

The origins of Bolognese sauce can be traced back to the city of Bologna in northern Italy, which is renowned for its rich culinary traditions. The first documented recipe for a meat-based sauce served with pasta dates back to the late 18th century, although variations of similar dishes likely existed before then.

Its popularity is undeniable, making it an all-time favourite in households around the world. Its appeal lies in its simplicity and versatility, as it can be enjoyed with a variety of pasta shapes and accompaniments.


How Bolognese is Made

Traditional Bolognese sauce is made with a combination of braised ground meat, cooked with onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, Italian herbs and a cooking liquid (either wine, milk, tomato juices or broth). The sauce is simmered slowly to allow the flavours to meld together, resulting in a thick and savoury mixture that is perfect for coating pasta. This is how we do it at Salad Servers Direct making a homestyle spag bol that would make any Italian Mumma proud. Our pre-made Bolognese sauce just needs to be heated and can be served with your favourite pasta or try our Cheese and Spinach Ravioli. Enjoy the rich flavours of Bolognese sauce without the need for extensive preparation. Win win!

Bolognese sauce isn't just a pasta topping; it's a culinary journey with a history as rich and flavourful as the sauce itself. Thanks to the pre-made Bolognese sauce from Salad Servers Direct, you can savour this Italian classic without breaking a sweat. So, why wait? Heat it up, pour it over your favourite pasta or ravioli, and treat yourself to a taste of Italy, right in your own kitchen!