Cooking with Truffles

Sharing a meal with good friends and a side of fresh Black Périgord truffle is an incredibly special thing to do. Fresh truffle can smarten up nearly any dish with just a few shaves here and there, and cannot be compared with truffle oils and other pasteurised truffle products you may have used or tried in the past. These are generally made with synthetic aromas and flavours and are nothing like the real thing! Fresh is key. Fresh is best.
Shaving black truffles
Truffle shavings on pasta

How is fresh truffle in cooking?

The best way to use fresh truffle is to generously shave or grate it over a plate just before serving. The warmth from your food helps release the aroma of the truffle once it is added.

How much truffle is needed?

The correct answer to this question is ‘you need all the truffle you can get! But a more realistic answer is that you would want to shave around 5g of truffle onto every plate. A 50g truffle is approximately the size of a golf ball.
Truffle illustrations

Suggested dishes that work best with fresh truffle 

Cooked eggs with truffle

Cooked Eggs

Scrambled eggs or an omelette is an easy way to enjoy fresh truffle. Shave a generous amount of truffle (4-5 shaves) over the dish just before serving. Wait, what? Truffles for breakfast? Hell yes!
Fresh eggs with truffle

Fresh Eggs

Try putting your truffle in a sealed container with the eggs you will be using overnight. The porousness of the eggs will absorb the aroma of the truffle and make your eggs even more truffley and delicious! 
Pasta with truffle


Pasta dishes are delicious with fresh truffle. Keep it simple and use good quality ingredients - try olive oil, parmesan and cracked pepper tossed through some fresh pasta and shave a generous amount of fresh truffle over the dish before serving.
Risotto with truffle


Simple flavours and good quality ingredients again will work best here - a delicious mushroom risotto with good quality olive oil, mushroom stock and parmesan with fresh truffle shaved over the top just before serving. It actually doesn’t get any better than that!
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