Frequently Asked Questions
TRUFFLE TIPS FOR FOODIES
✨There are over 300 Truffle Farms in our country now & it is an Industry we should be proud of!
✨The best way to store truffle is wrapped in kitchen paper in a sealed container in the fridge. Keep them dry.
✨ I recommend Truffles over 20gm for Foodies to have a great experience, as the Gleba (interior) has the most aroma & flavour.
✨Truffles 30gm & under can be quite small & it is easier (and safer) for foodies to use a micro plane or grater than a Truffle Slicer.
✨6-10gm per person is my recommended avg serving size but it depends on how much of a Truffle addict you are & what dish you're using it for.
✨50gm Truffle is around the size of an egg. 100gm is around the size of a tennis ball.
✨Prices of Truffle vary depending on the quantity ordered but expect to pay around $2 - $2.50gm.
✨Prices also vary greatly as some smaller farms only find small amounts whilst other farms have huge productions. If you can support a local farm then you should.
✨Fresh Truffle should be dark, firm & aromatic.
✨Fresh Truffle is nothing like Truffle Oil - Truffle Oil is synthetic & made with chemical aroma.
✨Fresh Truffles can & will taste different from various farms & areas.
✨Fresh Truffles need cooler weather & usually peaks in the middle of Winter.
✨For the best truffle flavour & aroma I recommend using within 3 - 5 days as the fresher they are the better the experience, however if received fresh & stored properly they can last 10-14 days.
✨There are many varieties of truffle & 3 common ones now available in Australia. Summer, Winter & Spring Truffles. The Melanosporum (aka Perigord) Truffle is the darker one & is available now & should have dark interior with small white viens.
✨First time Truffle users should try their truffles with simple dishes. Easy dishes are to shave or grate them on hot creamy pastas, cheesy toast or over scrambled eggs.
✨Truffles can be frozen but it is not recommended.
✨Yes you can wash your truffle by running it under cold water & brushing it lightly then patting it dry before use.
✨Just remember so many of our Truffle Farmers & their families have put so much time, love & energy into growing these Truffles & a furry loyal friend has been trained to hunt for your little earth nugget. If you ever get the chance to experience a Truffle Hunt then make sure you do.