I never thought I would ever get a chance to taste one. When we opened the package, the fragrance filled the entire kitchen. I have heard that their flavor is very unique and that they can transform a simple dish into something wonderful. Retired Mountain Man and I are going to enjoy this experience.
I had to do some research to find out just what to do with this baby. How to store it, what is the best way to prepare it, etc.
I found out that there are white truffles, black truffles, summer and burgundy truffles. This one is a summer truffle, t. aestivum. They say to serve it fresh, by thinly shaving slices over pasta, egg or rice dishes. They actually make a truffle shaver so that the truffle can be served right at the table.
One disappointing fact I discovered while doing my research on truffles, is that the majority of the truffle oil on the market does not have any truffles in it. It is artificially flavored. Bummer.
|Summer Truffle resting on an olive wood cutting board.|
I can't wait to try this one on top of some pasta with a little olive oil and butter. Tonight's dinner is going to be very special!