Fresh Hungarian Honey Truffle
This item is only in season for a few weeks of the year, and its availability is even further limited by local weather patterns and foraging conditions. Ingredients like this are some of our favorite snapshots of time and place.
Hungarian Honey Truffles (Mattirolomyces terfezioides) are a rare variety, found only under black acacia trees in Hungary. They earn their nickname for their resonantly sweet, honeyed aftertaste, layering over cozy aromas of fresh brioche and quality vanilla.
Like White Truffles, Honey Truffles do not have an exterior skin, making them very delicate. With a sugar content so high that their sweet flavor takes on an almost artificial character, they are excellent when shaved over ripe fruit, gelato, or pastries, while retaining the potential to lend an intense burst of sweetness if sprinkled onto an otherwise savory dish. Another way to make the most of their intense profile is to infuse them into a simple syrup or maple syrup, delivering a totally distinct end result.
Unlike other truffle varieties, Honeys become softer and sweeter as they ripen, not reliant upon the retention of firm texture or density to stay delicious.
Available in 4oz, 1/2lb, and 1lb increments
How It Arrives
This is a freshly harvested, perishable item that we recommend utilizing promptly upon arrival.
This item will be overnighted to you in order to maintain its quality. If any item in your cart is perishable, your entire order will be overnighted. Exceptionally large shipments may incur additional charges.