For the 2018 season The Essential Ingredient Rozelle is pleased to be supplying fresh black winter truffles from The Truffle Farm Canberra. Whole truffles range from 20-30g and are available for purchase through August or while supply lasts. Please contact the store for availability and pricing information on +612 9555 8300.
About The Truffle Farm Canberra
The Truffle Farm Canberra is the only commercial truffle farm in the world in a capital city. The farm is an easy 15 minute drive from both the city centre and Canberra International Airport.
Based in the picturesque Majura Valley, surrounded by an oak tree forest and overlooking the trellised vines of Mount Majura Winery, The Truffle Farm invites visitors to experience the rare and delicious black truffle.
Truffles as an Ingredient
Truffles go with anything as they are a flavour enhancer (contain glutamic acid!) and have the ‘umami’, or savoury taste. They are simple dishes involving eggs, mushrooms, chicken, pasta, potatoes, risotto, Jerusalem artichokes, celeriac. Truffles have a great affinity for fats, any fats, which retain the aroma. Truffle should be shaved as thinly as possible as the greater the surface area exposed, the greater the aroma from the truffle serving.
Truffle shavers are a must to show the texture and marbling of slices but microplanes can be useful for some dishes. A fine julienne can be an option or they can be used whole. Truffle shavers are available for purchase from us either in store or online
Truffles are best stored in the refrigerator in a large jar, each wrapped in a paper towel to prevent them getting wet. 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 before replacing it in the fridge.
Store the truffles with fresh eggs (any eggs!) in the large jar and the yolks will be infused with the truffle aroma, excellent for making sauces, omelettes, scrambled dishes that can be lightly cooked.
Truffles continue to lose their aroma following harvest and are best used within 3 weeks of harvest.
Truffle stored as suggested above will keep longer but the aroma will continue to decline.
Truffles can be preserved by snap freezing (minus forty degrees), but will only have about 50% of the aroma of fresh truffle must then be kept, used/shaved, frozen as they become rubbery on thawing.
Ranging in size from 14g-30g our truffles are priced at $3 per gram. Discounts apply for trade members.
Fresh truffles are available in store at The Essential Ingredient Rozelle while the 2018 truffle season lasts. For current stock levels and further information please call us on 02 9555 8300 or visit us in store.