Ingredients: black truffles (tuber aestivum) 65%, extra virgin olive oil, salt, aroma
Energy value per 100g: 1637 kJ / 391 kcal
Fat 41.29g, of which saturated 60.0g
Carbohydrates: 1.06g, of which sugars 0.2g
In the past, these precious lumps were supposed to help reach gods and witches, but today most of them end up in gourmet specialties for “ordinary mortals”
Truffles are a variety of edible fungi that grow underground, mostly in addition to the roots of trees such as oak, beech, poplar, willow and elm. They are shaped like tubers and are often compared to potatoes in appearance. They usually grow from the size of a cherry to the size of an apple, but sometimes we find significantly larger specimens Two basic varieties are most popular in the culinary world: black and white truffles.
Truffles can also be described as gourmet mushrooms because their fragrance is bitter, intense, earthy, giving the food a unique taste. They are used in small quantities that are still enough to turn any dish into a gourmet experience. It is not easy to describe the aroma of truffles, so the connections vary from 'forest floor' to 'chocolate and earth mixture' and are often accompanied by the epithet of eroticism. Regardless of the various comments, the effort for truffles is always many times greater than the demand, so the price can reach an incredible 2000 euros per kilogram.
You can watch an instructive video about truffles, their quality and consequently the high price:
Sliced black truffles are only part of our range of delicacies.