White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil

White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil (8.45fl.oz. (250ml))


SKU: 01250

$25.00

Product Description

Enjoy this extra virgin olive oil on your favorite dishes and experience the aromatic flavor of white truffles. Our shop bag is made from canvas jute which is a renewable resource, friendly to the environment and durable. Its generous dimensions of 20 inches in length by 14 inches in height and wide straps make it easy to carry around all of your groceries.


White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil History

The first mention of truffles appears in the inscriptions of the neo-Sumerians regarding their Amorite enemy's eating habits (Third Dynasty of Ur, 20th century BCE). (1) In classical times, their origins were a mystery that challenged many; Plutarch and others thought them to be the result of lightning, warmth and water in the soil, while Juvenal thought thunder and rain to be instrumental in their origin. Cicero deemed them children of the earth, while Dioscorides thought they were tuberous roots. (2)

Truffles were rarely used during the Middle Ages.

During the Renaissance, truffles regained popularity in Europe and were honored at the court of King Francis I of France. However, it was not until the 17th century that Western cuisine abandoned "heavy" oriental spices, and rediscovered natural flavors. Truffles were very popular in Parisian markets in the 1780s. They were imported seasonally from truffle grounds, where peasants had long enjoyed their secret. A great delicacy was a truffled turkey.

Sources:

  1. Chiera, E. (1934), "Nos. 58 and 112", Sumerian Epics and Myths, Chicago
  2. Benjamin, D. R. (1995), "Historical uses of truffles", Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas — A Handbook for Naturalists, Mycologists and Physicians, New York: WH Freeman and Company, pp. 48–50.

White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil Production

We foster a great relationship with our white truffle suppliers in Northern Italy and it is because of this affiliation that we are able to offer you our white truffle olive oil. Unlike other truffle oils we use extra virgin olive oil as the base which guarantees quality and optimum taste. Our white truffles are freshly imported and quickly infused in the extra virgin olive oil and in finish a few slices of truffles are added in each bottle to help preserve the flavor for a longer period of time.


White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil Use

White truffle olive oil is generally served raw, and drizzled over steaming pasta or salads or fried eggs. Mushroom risotto will acquire a new dimension in flavor when adorned with white truffle olive oil and pairs beautifully with roasted chicken and other meats like roasted fowl. As an addition in your soup or paired with cheese, it is certain that white truffle olive oil will enhance the flavors of your cuisine.