As the leaves fall and winter blankets the landscape, the truffle season is upon us, casting its aromatic spell, enchanting food lovers worldwide. From the thrill of hunting to the culinary delights created in kitchens, truffles are a gastronomic indulgence. This underground delicacy, which takes up to 10 years to mature and is well-regarded in gastronomy, emerges from the ground to captivate the senses and elevate culinary experiences to new heights. That’s why ZainoFood has partnered with Urbani, a renowned brand in truffle products. Here are some facts that explain why truffles are so precious!
The Hunt Begins
Truffle season typically kicks off in late autumn and extends through the winter months, depending on the variety and region. Across areas like Italy, France, and parts of the United States, truffle hunters and their skilled companions (often dogs) embark on a quest to unearth these gastronomic gems.
The Truffles Varieties
As the season unfolds, different truffle varieties take centre stage. The black and the white truffles are the stars of the meals. Each boasts a unique flavour profile, with black truffles offering a robust, earthy taste, while white truffles enchant with their delicate, garlicky aroma. The truffle season thus becomes a celebration of diverse flavours and aromas that inspire chefs and food enthusiasts alike.
The Diamond of the Kitchen
The arrival of truffle season sparks a flurry of creativity in kitchens worldwide. Chefs eagerly incorporate these aromatic fungi into their dishes, creating masterpieces that tantalize taste buds. The possibilities are endless, from pasta and risotto to decadent sauces. The culinary world is excited as truffles add depth, complexity, and luxury to various recipes.
The Luxury Factor
The exclusivity and scarcity of truffles contribute to their status as a luxury ingredient. As the season unfolds, the market sees a surge in demand for truffle-based products, from oils and condiments to speciality cheeses and chocolates. The truffle season, therefore, becomes a time when culinary enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike indulge in the extravagance of these rare and exquisite delights.
ZainoFood & Urbani Partnership
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Urbani, a leader in producing high-quality truffles and truffle products. Urbani’s history began in 1852 when Costantino Urbani had an idea: to export fresh truffles to France. His success soon convinced him to expand to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Following his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps, Carlo Urbani Senior continued the business, becoming the pioneer of truffle farming/cultivation in Italy. It is thanks to them that the Urbani Truffles company was born. After years and years, Urbani has become a worldwide company successfully run by the sixth generation, Luca and Francesco. The group has spread abroad, with branches in the world’s major cities, including London, New York and Los Angeles. Urbani Truffles is active across the country with various projects involving brands, chefs and haute cuisine schools to celebrate the earth’s precious treasure.
We have carefully selected some Urbani exceptional products for your restaurant and catering that will enhance your clients’ satisfaction and add uniqueness to your recipes. Head to our shop or email us to order an excellent selection.