Truffles

In Romania there are several varieties of black and white truffles, the most important of which are Black Truffle (Tuber Uncinatum Chatin), Black Summer Truffle (Tuber Aestivum Vittadini), Large Spore Truffle (Tuber Macrosporum), Wrinkled Truffle (Tuber Mesentericum) , Winter Truffle (Tuber Brumale) and White Truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico).

Truffles are the most precious mushrooms that grow in nature, being very rare and tasty, they are among the most expensive and appreciated delicacies, which is why they are also known as black diamonds.

Truffles, being living organisms, are very perishable and for this reason it is recommended to be stored in cool places, in the refrigerator at 1-3 degrees.

To be wrapped in absorbent paper, cotton cloth, and place in a glass jar in the lower shelves of the refrigerator.

Truffles are suitable for any dish, in sauces or raw slices, with a pleasant taste and attractive and decorative appearance.

Before using fresh truffles, they must be washed under running water with a brush to remove traces of dirt. It is recommended to wash only the amount of truffles to be used, because once washed, they deteriorate faster.

Whole frozen truffles, on the other hand, are sliced or grated over dishes without being defrosted beforehand.

The lifespan of the truffle depends on its maturity at the time of purchase, it varies between 7-12 days.

Can be used:

  • as an appetizer, spreads with butter or bruschettas with oil, both decorated with slices of truffles and a little salt
  • in pasta or rice, season with oil or sauce, garnished with truffle slices
  • with meat, slice the truffle over the already cooked meat or put the truffle sauce over the meat
  • in delicious omelets, mix slices of fresh truffles with beaten eggs
  • in desserts such as creams, tiramisu, ice cream