- Product Brand: Plantin - Country of Origin: France
- Ingredients: Black Truffles (Tuber Aestivum Vitt.), water, salt.
- Product is shelf-stable and will ship via FedEx Ground service
- Availability: Usually ships within 1 business day
When the fresh truffle season ends (yes, a dark day indeed in kitchens around the world), we're thankful that there is an alternative to get our truffle fix. Enter preserved truffles. Summer truffles will not be very striking out of the jar, and will need to be heated up or cooked with to bring out the flavors. Best for used in hot dishes like risottos, omelets and mashed potatoes. The heat of the dish itself will help bring out the aroma. An even more successful way to enhance the dish would be to add as well some truffle oil, butter or truffle paste (oils and butters are usually more aromatic than canned truffles, and can preserve the fragrance of the dish longer).
Preserved truffles are a nice, budget-friendly way to add visual truffle appeal to dishes. However, if you are looking to add the pungent aroma and taste of truffles to your dish, we recommend that you explore our fresh truffle selection at http://www.gourmetfoodstore.com. Jarred or canned truffles, sold by us or any other vendor, are mere shadows of their fresh truffle selves and will not, by themselves, deliver the aroma or flavor of fresh truffles. They are great to use with truffle oil – the oil will add the flavor, the preserved truffles the truffle "look", but preserved truffles should be used only to garnish a dish, or in conjunction to truffle butter and oil during those times when fresh truffles are out of season or when the budget doesn't allow for the real thing. Preserved truffles out of the jar or can have almost no flavor or odor. If you are looking for the true flavor of a fresh truffle, then please visit our fresh truffle page and purchase a fresh truffle - we carry the markets best selection of fresh truffles while they are available at unbeatable prices. If you're looking to add a truffle appearance to your dish, then this is the product for you, as the excellent texture, rigidity and wholeness of our preserved truffles will give any dish a truffle look.