All About Truffles: The Secret of Black Fungus
You probably know truffles as one of the world’s luxury treats made of exotic black fungus. But there is more to truffles than just its famous reputation. Lucky for you, today we’re going to talk all about truffle.
Read on to find out the whats, the types, hows and whys that make truffles certainly one of a kind!
What are Truffles?
Not your ordinary mushroom, truffle is a type of complex fungus that grows within the roots of oak and hazelnut trees. They are not easy to grow and even more difficult to harvest.
To collect truffles, farmers have to roam through the trees with dogs and pigs to sniff out truffle treasures. Rare, hard to grow, and hard to find – this makes it a part of the reason why truffles is quite expensive. You can try to cultivate it yourself, but it is proven to be difficult.
The Many Types of Truffles
There are a few different types of edible truffles, but the most popular ones are :
White Truffles and Black Truffles. They are often categorized by the harvest season, which is winter or summer from different brands.
White truffles are generally more expensive and rarer than the black ones. But the white truffles are spectacularly fragrant and aromatic. Still, black truffles also has its own distinct lovely smell. Also, some suggests that black truffles are better in cooking with subtly earthy flavors.
The Taste of Truffles
There’s a trademark aroma that’ll hit your nose as soon as you smell them. It’s pungent, earthy and has a hint of chocolate note so, overall very complex and hard to pin down. One type or variety of truffles can be different from another. People often describe truffles as intoxicating, all thanks to the smell that mimics a mammal’s reproductive pheromones.
Cooking with Truffles
While truffles have come in variety of product, from white truffle oil, black truffle oil, fries, mushroom cream to chocolate, there’s no beating the flavors of real truffles. Truffles is a diamond ingredient when it comes to cooking, so here are a few of our tips to use with truffles :
- They’re great addition to any warm creamy flavors such as scrambled eggs, buttery or lobster.
- Think simple! Use bits of truffles as dusting, topping or nice finishing touch.
- Avoid mixing truffles with acidic elements, such as citrus or vinegar
- Also great with warm dishes such as risotto, mashed potatoes, pizza or cheesy dish.
- It’s best to use truffles fresh.
Where to Get Truffles
Truffles are as rare as they get! Only grown in several parts of the world such as Italy, France or United States, we’re happy to tell you that you can get fresh truffles only at LuxoFood !
Our brand of truffles – Gaillard – is a 100% high quality product that is superior in texture, color and taste. Retaining its healthy properties, Gaillard truffles are grown in the Perigord region of France for over 100 years. At LuxoFood, we pack Gaillard truffles per 100 gram, 500 gram and 1.000 gram in frozen condition.
Gaillard – Summer Black Truffle Breaking (500g) Frozen
Mamma Rosy – Ravioli Truffle (3-4 portions)
Mamma Rosy – Truffle Sauce (3-4 portions)
If you need more help or information with truffles, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +62-813-1552-5400 (Whatsapp/Phone/SMS)!