Coarse Black Truffle Sea Salt
Our Coarse Black Truffle Sea Salt is a sophisticated blend of coarse-grained salt and highly prized black summer truffles. The complex, earthy flavor and intoxicating aroma of black truffles adds rich flavor and depth to a variety of dishes.
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Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Salt, Natural and artificial flavors, Black truffles, Canola oil.
Our Coarse Black Truffle Sea Salt is an intriguing blend of coarse-grained salt and black summer truffles, creating a complex, delicious finishing salt with an earthy, intoxicating aroma.
Black summer truffles are some of the most highly prized mushrooms in the world. They are valued for their deep, earthy, pungent aroma and flavor, combined with their scarcity.
Truffles grow 3 to 12 inches underground in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of chestnut, oak, hazel, and beech trees. Because they are molded and shaped by the stones that surround them in the soil, truffles have a rough, bumpy surface. When mature, truffles are dark brown to nearly black, while the inside of their flesh is pale beige with white marbling. They range in size from that of a walnut to that of a fist.
Truffles were traditionally hunted using female pigs, which mistake the truffles' aroma for the mating hormone of male pigs. Unfortunately, since pigs are rather indiscriminate eaters, this led to the pigs consuming nearly as many truffles as were successfully harvested. Now, truffle hunters typically use trained dogs.
The aroma and flavor of a truffle is famously difficult to describe, but it is highly umami and bears notes of garlic, wild mushroom and hazelnut. It is best to use truffles with relatively neutral ingredients such as mild cheeses, cream, potatoes, pasta and rice, which will allow the truffle flavor to shine. Fats can capture and enhance the aroma of truffles, so they are a common culinary pairing for these rare forest treasures.