The white truffle is the diamond of gourmet kitchens everywhere. An edible fungus that is highly prized for its unique flavor and aroma, white truffles are an exclusive and prized ingredient coveted by chefs everywhere. But it’s also seasonal, rare, and much too expensive for many home cooks. Fortunately, there is an alternative in the form of white truffle oil. By infusing fresh white truffles into quality extra virgin olive oil, truffle oil preserves the aroma and flavor of white truffles in a longer-lasting, more affordable form that any home cook can use for cooking, salad dressings, and more.
Choose Only Extra Virgin, Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
True white truffle oil is made from only pure, cold-pressed olives and fresh white truffles. Chemicals and other artificial ingredients sully the natural flavor of the truffles. Heat can damage the truffles’ delicate flavor compounds. That’s why we use only fresh white truffles and quality, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil to preserve the flavor, aroma, and health benefits of our all-natural product.
Choose the Right Source
The right oil for a white truffle oil is crucial. And to ensure freshness, it’s important that the truffles and olive oil are produced in the same region so the truffle oil can be produced while all the ingredients are at their best. Check the label for information on sourcing to make sure your truffle oil’s ingredients come from regions known for quality. At Giorgio Truffle Shop, we know there’s no substitute for real Italian truffles. That’s why we source our white truffles from regional truffle hunters in Italy, who still forage for these wild fungi using age-old traditional methods. And we also use the finest cold pressed extra virgin olive oil to ensure a premium white truffle oil that is sought after by chefs and home cooks alike, one that will add robust aromas and delicate truffle flavor to pasta, risotto, meat, fish, and more.
Trust Small Local Producers
When it comes to artisanal products like white truffle oil, big brand names usually are not synonymous with quality. Big manufacturers produce their oils in large batches, limiting their ability to monitor and control quality. That’s why it’s best to rely on local producers and small-batch processes, like those of Giorgio Truffle Shop, so you can know that the highest quality standards have been maintained on every bottle.
Insist on Single Origin
For the best quality, a white truffle oil should be made from truffles coming from the same area, or at least the same country. Information on the sourcing of the ingredients may be on the label or otherwise indicated on the bottle. All Giorgio Truffle Shop truffle oils are made from single origin sources, with no added ingredients or chemicals such as some producers use. That’s why our truffle oils stand out in terms of quality, aroma, and flavor, and why Giorgio Truffle Shop should always be your top choice for white truffle oil for your kitchen.
Know the Olive and Truffle Varieties
Pay attention to the label of your truffle oil for information on the varieties of the olives and white truffles that comprise your white truffle oil. Different varieties make for subtle differences in flavor and aroma, so make sure what you’re buying is suited to your personal tastes – and that it’s made with consistent ingredients for reliable flavor and quality. At Giorgio Truffle Shop, we use only the best, freshly harvested white truffles to ensure a quality, aromatic truffle oil every time.
Choose Organic Whenever Possible
Why muddy the exquisite taste of one of the world’s most sought-after ingredients? For the best flavor and aroma, a truffle oil should be as pure as possible. That’s why you should always check the label to make sure you’re buying organic. Not only is it better for the environment and your health, but it offers you the purest, most authentic truffle flavor as well.
Look at the Harvest Date (Year)
White truffles have a very limited shelf life. The flavor compounds degrade within a matter of months. White truffle oil extends the life of this natural flavor, you should always ensure that you’re buying truffle oil made in the current year. As a rule of thumb, your truffle oil should be produced no more than six to eight months before purchase. Two-year-old truffle oil isn’t worth your time! Pay attention to the production dates to ensure you’re getting fresh truffle oil for your pantry.
Giorgio Truffle Shop offers a line of certified organic truffle oils that are tested for quality in our in-house lab to ensure everything we offer meets our standards and yours. White truffle oil from Giorgio Truffle Shop is a fantastic way to elevate your everyday dishes into gourmet treats. And we offer bulk quantities to help you save even more on the best quality truffle oil, so contact us and place your order today.