I have a love affair with Truffles. It's not the taste, or the exclusivity of this product so much as "the diamond of the kitchen" affects my olfactory nerve. The smell is quite unique and unmistakable. To be clear, we are talking about the real deal--not the chocolatized namesake! Real, pig-snorted-out-of-the-ground, fungus bliss.
The first batch of Truffles have been making their way to CheeseB this week in the launching frenzy of its distribution across the globe. CheeseB is the largest importer of the fungal fruiting body locally selling to both public and finer establishments across the city.
CheeseB is carrying both the White and Black varieties. White shipments come every Thursday with a short window until January, while Black arrives every Wednesday and have a longer period of sourcing until May.
The two are distinctly different, so it's encouraged to compare each for yourself, discover your own preference in how they might be used.
If you haven't had the chance to try Truffles, I'm going to place bets that this weekend at CheeseB, in order to highlight the season--sampling setups that you normally would find on a weekend will be extra surprising in that they may likely involve an impromptu sampling of truffles.
As well, read our previous article about Oreagano's first CheeseB truffle.