One need not secure an expensive whole truffle (black or white) to enjoy its wonderfully heady and aromatic flavor. With so many truffled cheeses, butters and oils on the market (we even stock a truffled salame), there are numerous delicious ways to add that decadent truffle flavor to the menu.
Truffle oils can range widely in flavor and nose – from perfectly pitched to something akin to petroleum. This is due to the fact that many truffle oils on the market are actually made with “truffle essence”, which more often than not is an artificial flavor and not from real truffles. Choose a truffle oil, like our Delizia White Truffle Oil, that clearly states on the label that it is made with real truffles. This ensures true, consistent truffle flavor without any “off” notes from the synthetic stuff. Truffle oils are a great way to add flavor to pasta, potatoes, marinades, vinaigrette and sauces. Or make a truffle aioli for a particularly decadent accompaniment to burgers and fries.
Truffled cheeses are wonderful on their own, but can also be a dynamic, delicious compliment to recipes as well. Try Truffle pecorino shaved over pappardelle perhaps, or ravioli stuffed with Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor goat cheese; both perfect cold weather pasta dishes.
And remember truffle butter for slipping under the skin of poultry before roasting, whisking into sauces and melting over a perfectly cooked rib-eye. GreenLeaf stocks a variety of truffle cheeses, truffle oil and truffle butters. Call us today for more information, and celebrate the New Year with truffles!