Truffles for the Common Man
Ok we admit it – we’re truffleholics. Ever since we spent time visiting the Truffle Museum in San Giovanni d’ Asso (25 miles southeast of Siena) and gorging ourselves on pappardelle with shaved truffles we can’t seem to get enough. Italian truffles are an example of a singular ingredient that can be used to transform a dish into a gastronomic wonder. If you shy away from them, don’t and don't think you need a special occasion to enjoy them.
For those of us who can't forage the forests of Italy with our dog and dig in the most secretive places or spend a small fortune on truffles served at a Michelin starred restaurant we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to savor the flavor of truffles in a more common way. We pursue our taste for truffles with Italian Black Summer Truffle Honey. Drizzled on a sliver of pecorino cheese and served with a ripe pear transforms a cheese plate into an extraordinary treat.