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TRUFFLE FAQ's
TRUFFLE FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions What Are Truffles? Truffles have always been revered and date as far back as 1600 B.C. These special funghi are known as the “diamonds of the earth.”  Truffles are ectom...

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR FRESH TRUFFLES
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR FRESH TRUFFLES
If you buy from us, we do most of the work for you. Our truffles have already gone through an extensive cleaning process. Legally, we cannot import soil from another country, so we have to ensure t...

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HOW TO ORDER FRESH TRUFFLES
HOW TO ORDER FRESH TRUFFLES
So you're thinking about ordering fresh truffles If you’ve had fresh truffles in the past, chances are you enjoyed them at a restaurant.  But did you know you can enjoy them in the comfort o...

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WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER TRUFFLES
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER TRUFFLES
After using your truffles, you’re bound to have bits and pieces left over. We don’t let anything go to waste- so neither should you! We have a few ways you can save the leftover bits: Butter: Gra...

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HOW MUCH FRESH TRUFFLE DO I USE IN A SERVING?
HOW MUCH FRESH TRUFFLE DO I USE IN A SERVING?
Our Fresh Yield Guide is a great tool to refer to when deciding how much truffle to use on a dish. You’ll see that even very little - 3 grams - is enough to make an impact. There are 28 grams in an...

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SHAVING VS. GRATING FRESH TRUFFLES
SHAVING VS. GRATING FRESH TRUFFLES
There are many great ways to showcase truffles in a dish. The two most popular ways are shaving or grating. Shaving truffles onto a dish offers a classic aesthetic appeal, while grating fresh truff...

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TRUFFLE LEGEND FROM PERIGORD REGION
TRUFFLE LEGEND FROM PERIGORD REGION
Story adapted from Taming the Truffle by Alessandra Zambonelli, Gordon Thomas Brown, and Ian Robert Hall. There is a legend that is told in the Perigord region about an old woman, tired and hungry,...

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PIGS: THE OG TRUFFLE HUNTER
PIGS: THE OG TRUFFLE HUNTER
Pigs were the original truffle hunter, however, dogs have largely replaced pigs in the truffle hunting world.  Pigs are attracted to the pheromones that truffles release, due to the similar compoun...

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AUSTRALIAN TRUFFLE INDUSTRY
AUSTRALIAN TRUFFLE INDUSTRY
Black Winter Australian Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)  Although truffles are a new crop to Australia, having begun its first harvest in 1999, the Australian truffle industry has grown immensely. Oa...

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ARE YOUR PRODUCTS KOSHER?
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS KOSHER?
We are proud to say that we have a wide range of products that are kosher certified. Please note that although these are kosher, they are not kosher for passover. The following items are kosher: ...

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WHY TRUFFLES ARE SO EXPENSIVE?
WHY TRUFFLES ARE SO EXPENSIVE?
There are various factors that make truffles expensive. First, it takes a perfect storm for them to grow: spores have to find their way to the habitable tree’s roots, weather has to cooperate, and...

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WHERE DO TRUFFLES GROW?
WHERE DO TRUFFLES GROW?
There are hundreds of species of truffles in the world and they grow in various locations around the world. You can even find truffles in North America like the Tuber Oregonense (Oregon White Truff...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHITE TRUFFLE OIL AND BLACK TRUFFLE OIL?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHITE TRUFFLE OIL AND BLACK TRUFFLE OIL?
Our truffle products are derived from fresh truffles. For our oils, we use two different species of truffle which in turn result in a slightly different flavor profile between the two. White Truffl...

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TRUFFLE HUNTER AND HIS DOGS
TRUFFLE HUNTER AND HIS DOGS
AN HOUR BEFORE THE SUN RISES, Renzo and his dogs Frida, Rocco, and Ringo begin their journey deep into the forests to hunt for one of the world’s most precious ingredients: truffles. The forest is ...

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WHAT FOODS DO PRESERVED TRUFFLES PAIR WELL WITH?
WHAT FOODS DO PRESERVED TRUFFLES PAIR WELL WITH?
There is a difference between fresh truffles and truffle products. Fresh truffles are very light with a fleeting flavor, and that’s why we typically recommend to shave it or grate it as a finish, r...

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HOW DO I USE A TRUFFLE SLICER?
HOW DO I USE A TRUFFLE SLICER?
A truffle slicer is a handheld version of a mandoline. You want to be very careful operating the slicer as the blade is extremely sharp. The purpose of a slicer is to be able to shave onto the plat...

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MYTHBUSTERS: STORING IN RICE
MYTHBUSTERS: STORING IN RICE
Have you ever been told to store truffles in rice? While that is a great way to infuse rice with a delicious truffle aroma, it’s something that should only be done for a short period of time. As w...

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FUN STORING TIPS
FUN STORING TIPS
The best way to store truffles is mentioned in our “How Do I Store Fresh Truffles” article, but below are some fun ways you can temporarily store them if you will be using the truffles quickly. Eg...

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HOW DO I STORE FRESH TRUFFLES?
HOW DO I STORE FRESH TRUFFLES?
To ensure the best outcome of your truffle dish, properly caring for them beforehand is essential. We recommend wrapping truffles individually in a paper towel and store them into a sealed contain...

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GROW TRUFFLES?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GROW TRUFFLES?
In addition to the time, it may take for you to reach ideal soil pH level (~2 years), the time in which it takes for the planted inoculated trees to fruit truffles averages between 4-7 years. Yet, ...

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WHAT LAND CAN GROW TRUFFLES?
WHAT LAND CAN GROW TRUFFLES?
Truffles prefer to grow in climates that have hot summers, warm springs, and cold winters. Extreme weather (humidity, snow) does not support successful truffle growth. In the U.S. areas such as Ca...

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HOW DO TRUFFLES GROW?
HOW DO TRUFFLES GROW?
All truffles grow underground, attached to the roots of trees. They live in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of certain living trees making it difficult to find. The most popular trees are ...

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WHAT FOODS DO FRESH TRUFFLES PAIR WELL WITH?
WHAT FOODS DO FRESH TRUFFLES PAIR WELL WITH?
Now that truffles have become somewhat ubiquitous, we are seeing them be creatively incorporated into a variety of different dishes and cuisines. Traditional dishes like eggs, pasta, and risotto ar...

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TYPES OF FRESH TRUFFLES
TYPES OF FRESH TRUFFLES
Truffles are ectomycorrhizal fungi and grow in a symbiotic relationship attached to the roots of certain living trees. Truffles have always been revered and date as far back as 1600 B.C. These spe...

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DISCOVER TRUFFLE ZEST®
DISCOVER TRUFFLE ZEST®
"I CARRY IT IN MY BAG BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO RUN INTO AN EGG, OR A PASTA OR A BOWL OF RICE OR SOMETHING, OR A BURGER, OR A SALAD THAT NEEDS A LITTLE ZESTING."– Oprah Winfrey ...

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