With the peak harvesting season upon us, there are plenty of unique ways for you to get your truffle fix.
With their seductive aroma and exotic reputation, truffles are a staple on fine dining restaurant menus around the world. Traditionally, truffles have thrived in the Mediterranean regions of Italy and France.
Many truffle farmers have been opening their gates each winter to give people the chance to learn more about where truffles come from. Your guide will explain the role of the truffle dog as they follow the aroma and indicate where they think truffles will be found. You then get to watch the harvesting process and and smell the heavenly scent of freshly harvested truffle.
Truffles are at their best with simple ingredients like potato, pasta or eggs. Grate a small amount on mashed potato, on a simple pasta dish or in scrambled eggs. To further enhance the flavour, store your truffle with eggs for a few days and that tantalising aroma will infuse with the yolk.