Fresh White Truffle – reserve order

Alba white truffles


Known as the diamonds of the culinary world, the elusive fresh white truffle has an earthy and distinctive aroma and taste. Available only from mid-October through early winter. This jewel is coveted by professional chefs. “white truffle” is a bit of a misnomer as the color ranges from pale yellow to ochre. They have a rather smooth surface in contrast to their cousin the black truffle. The aroma and flavor of a fresh white truffle is simply exquisite. Some consider the superb flavor reminiscent of cheese and garlic. You will know the moment your package is opened by the pungent, yet delicate, aroma which will greet your senses. The scent is unmistakable and the flavor divine. Shaved fresh white truffle at your dinner party will certainly create a memory for your guests. Fresh white truffle is a true umami treat. But very limited availability, sold by reserve order only.

 

Contact us to select your fresh white truffle(s) and receive a precise quote. $209/oz edee@vivagourmet.com

$209.00


Seasonal: Out Of Season
Weight: .85 oz- 1 oz

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Weight .85 oz- 1 oz

Reduced Shipping Costs

Many of our ingredients are perishable and therefore by necessity, require FEDEX Standard Overnight shipping. There is no way around it - it's costly, and understanding shipping calculations practically requires a degree in actuary science!

In order to help defray your cost of shipping, we have incorporated shipping discounts for many of our finer ingredients. These ingredients are noted on the web site and the discounts will be automatically calculated when the ingredient is added to your cart. These discounts are cumalitive, so you could end up with very low or no shipping charges. (dependant on your location)

The best part is that you might as well add that extra pound of mushrooms, a bottle of truffle oil, some pasta or your favorite "pantry staples" because the shipping costs may not even change!

Artisan/History/Story

These treasures from the kingdom of fungi grow in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of oaks, hazelnuts and poplars. The most prized specimens come from the Alba area in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. Specially trained dogs  are used to find these buried treasures. A small specially designed hand tool is then used to unearth. Many have tried to cultivate but have met with only minimal success. Nothing compares to nature in the wild! Our truffles come from the most reputable truffle hunters and are of the utmost in quality.

How to Prep/Store

There are many suggestions for the best storage. Many professional chefs store fresh white truffles in uncooked rice in the refrigerator. This scents and FLAVORS the rice for risottos. However it does draw moisture from the truffle shortening it's keep. We suggest wrapping your fresh truffle in paper towels and then put in a lidded glass jar in the refrigerator. Make sure to check and change the towel every few hours if damp. The truffle's flavor dissipates with cooking so enjoy FRESH and added just before serving.  Slice paper thin over fresh eggs, risottos, or fresh pasta.... Most anything actually!

Recipe Ideas

Where to begin….. some would put fresh truffle on ANYTHING. Clearly the photograph is a  tongue and cheek one- but you get the idea? The most important thing to realize is they will loose flavor from the heat of cooking so shave them on at the end for finishing with  real flair. There is something classic about fluffy  scrambled eggs topped with a few shavings of truffles.  I happen to be a big fan of wild mushroom risotto topped with shavings of fresh white truffle. You really don't need anything else. But if you have a hearty appetite… grill up your favorite steak- like a  flavorful buffalo strip  and top with truffle shavings for that extra special finish.