• Truffles on Tray

    Truffle Buying & Storage Guide

    Dish of Truffles

    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.

    These tips come from master truffle chef, Ken Frank of La Toque restaurant.

    Rock Hard

    A firmer truffle is fresher


    The flavor is milder than the scent, buy based on the scent

    Fresher in Better

    Truffles have a very short life, they will lose their aroma quickly

    Don’t Freeze

    Freezing destroys their aroma

    Wrap It Up

    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

    Seal the Deal

    Keeping them in a sealed container helps to preserve the aroma and freshness

    Truffles & Eggs

    If you store truffles in a container with eggs, their scent will permeate the yolks

    Get Real

    Truffle oil and salt are fake and one dimensional!
    Truffle Buying & Storage GuideAmy Sherman