Avoid a truffle kerfuffle! Truffles are precious and expensive so it’s important to purchase the best and store them properly to retain their maximum aroma and flavor. Looking for fresh truffles? Come to the Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace January 16, 2107 at the Oxbow Market in Napa.
Truffle Buying & Storage Guide
A firmer truffle is fresher
The flavor is milder than the scent, buy based on the scent
Truffles have a very short life, they will lose their aroma quickly
Freezing destroys their aroma
Wrap fresh truffles in paper towels / storing in rice will dry them out
Washing them daily in cold water helps to manage the moisture and freshness – make sure you dry thoroughly and repackage
Keeping them in a sealed container helps to preserve the aroma and freshness
If you store truffles in a container with eggs, their scent will permeate the yolks
Truffle oil and salt are fake and one dimensional!