STORING FRESH TRUFFLES
Fresh truffle is one of life’s greatest pleasures. To savour your lovely gem we suggest the following tips on how to store truffles:
- Gently wrap the fresh truffle in absorbent paper towel (replace daily)
- Place in a dry, sealed container like tupperware or a glass jar.
- Keep the container in the crisper compartment of your refrigerator avoiding the cooler areas of the fridge.
- Don’t be afraid to use the truffle! (It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.)
Note: Moisture is the truffle’s worst enemy - so we suggest changing your paper
Removing mould from truffles
Truffles lose moisture (weight) and aroma continually. If they grow a little white mould, brush it off under running cold water and dry the truffle well before placing it in the fridge.
Storing Fresh Truffles with Eggs
We love to store our fresh truffles with fresh eggs (any eggs in their shell!) in a large sealable jar for 2-3 days which infuses the yolk with the truffle aroma - wonderful when scrambled.
Storing Fresh Truffles with Rice
A secret chef tip is to store your fresh truffles in a large sealable jar for 2-3 days with arborio rice. The truffle aroma and flavour infuses through the rice and makes a magnificent base for truffle risotto.
Freezing Fresh Truffles
Truffles can be kept frozen for up to 6 months though some aroma will be lost. There are two ways this can be achieved:
Wrap truffles individually in foil and place into a ziplock freezer bag, squeeze as much air out as possible before sealing the bag, then freeze.
Alternatively, place each truffle in a sealable container, cover with oil or duck fat to create an air barrier, then freeze. Or make some delicious truffle butter. Roll into a log so you can slice as you desire.