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Meet the Supplier: TruffleHunter

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About TruffleHunter

TruffleHunter are a UK based family food business, sourcing truffles from their Sibillini Mountain location in Central Italy and bringing them direct to their customers in the UK. They specialise in selling the freshest, high quality Italian truffles and truffle products and with truffle hunting in decline, they’re on a mission to give food lovers across Europe a taste of the unforgettable truffle flavour!

TruffleHunter are the only company manufacturing truffle products in the UK, and their products are becoming widely recognised throughout the UK restaurant scene.

Truffle products are loved by professional chefs the world over, not only for the rich exotic taste, but for the incredible versatility they offer. As home gourmets get more adventurous, these products are becoming more widely used.

 

TruffleHunter have developed a range of handmade products using the finest Italian truffles together with other artisan Cotswold ingredients to create their own truffle flavours. While all truffle products contain flavouring (aromi) the TruffleHunter taste is unique. It has been carefully blended and tested with chefs and flavourists to create subtle enhancement to the unforgettable flavour of fresh truffle.

The ever expanding range includes Truffle Oils, Preserved Truffles, Truffle Butters made with an award winning artisan Cotswold butter, White Truffle Honey, Black Truffle Salt, Truffle Mustard and Truffle Hampers - the ultimate foodie gift for any home gourmet!

 

More about Truffles

From the first of October the Italian truffle season begins in Central and Northen Italy. The trifolau (Truffle hunters) and their dogs are seeking the elusive funghi, the Truffle fairs are held and on every menu dishes celebrating this distinctive fungus abound.

Nestled in the cool dirt eight to ten inches below the surface the Truffle requires specially trained dogs (of the breed Lagotto Romagnolo) to seek it out. As truffles only occur naturally in the soil surrounding certain trees, and attempts to grow them artificially have proved unreliable, Truffle hunting is a serious business. The location of the Truffles is, in many cases, a closely guarded family secret passed down from generation to generation.

This infographic tells you all the key things that you need to know about the fresh truffles - their sizes, how to store them, what their taste, flavour and aroma attributes, where they are found and more.

 

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