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The ultimate way to enjoy the flavor of black truffles, imported from Italy sealed in individual jars for ultimate freshness and long lasting use, Williamson Wines Truffle Salt is Adriatic Sea Salt mixed with dried, finely chopped Black Truffles harvested from the Abruzzi region of Italy
More than one third of the Abruzzi region is environmentally important national parkland and home to rare black truffles.
This is the ultimate way to enjoy the luxurious flavor of black truffles because each guest can use just enough for their individual taste and please, don't use "truffle oil" in your kitchen.
Try sprinkled over cooked egg dishes or tossed in pasta. Delicious sprinkled over hot buttered popcorn, mashed potatoes, french fries or foie gras. Sprinkle on grilled salmon, lamb or duck dishes and serve with our Pinot Noir.
Famous Chefs Comment on Truffle Oil
Gordon Ramsay"engineered white truffle oil is one of the most pungent, ridiculous ingredients ever." Anthony Bourdain"Let it be stated here, unto forever and eternity, truffle oil is not food." Martha Stewart"I think truffle oil is one of the few ingredients that doesn't belong in anyone's kitchen. It's ruinous of most recipes." Chris L’Hommedieu(chef de cuisine at Michael Mina, San Francisco) “I am against having it in the kitchen one hundred percent. I learned that from Jean-Louis Palladin at Palladin in Manhatten who threw the bottles against the wall when he found his chefs using it.” Daniel Patterson"The one-dimensional flavor of truffle oils is changing common understanding of how a truffle should taste."
Why we don’t sell Truffle Oil
We only stock genuine Truffle Salt, imported from Italy in its sealed jar to maintain absolute freshness and flavor.
Typical Truffle Oil adds will state, “Truffle Oil is an amazing condiment made by infusing essence of truffle into a base oil, usually olive oil. Truffle Oil comes in especially handy if you are unable to source fresh truffles for your culinary dishes. Truffle Oil imparts the exquisite flavor of Truffles into your favorite meals at a fraction of the cost.”
Truffle oil is a modern culinary ingredient, much less expensive than actual truffles, but with some of their flavors and aroma. Let the buyer beware, however since most are cheap imitations and contain no real truffle at all.
Most truffle oils are a synthetic petroleum product that uses a compound called 2,4-Dithiapentane, mixed with an olive oil base. It doesn't taste good and has a passing resemblance to truffles at first sniff, but it quickly devolves into metallic, gasoline-scented notes.
What is 2,4-Dithiapentane? ~ 2,4-Dithiapentane is the dimethylthioacetal of formaldehyde and is prepared by the acid catalyzed addition of methyl mercaptan to formaldehyde.
Real Truffle Oil? While anyone with access to fresh truffles can make their own truffle oil by submerging pieces of truffle in warm oil, this method does not produce a shelf-stable or safe product for sale due to the risk of botulism. At most, it will last for two weeks in the refrigerator.
So, how do you tell if the oil you have is one of the few real truffle oils or not? Simple - if the truffle oil has a strong, singular smell, it’s likely synthetic.