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Feb 2, 2007 10:43 AM

Your preferred Truffle Cheese is . . .

What truffle infused cheese do you most prefer?

My fav is Il Boschetto al Tartufo, a semisoft sheep/cow blend. Best eaten very thinly shaved and then melted on your tongue.

Haven't found any hard cheese with truffle that I have liked yet.

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  1. I like the Memoire - a rich, truffled Gouda. It's semi-firm and studded with truffles...yum! Also enjoy Sottoconere (sp?).

    1. My local cheese store has something called Ashes on the Roof... I think that's a translation of the Italian name. Oh my God, it's so dangerously yummy!

      1. If you're looking for a hard cheese with truffle, try the Italian sheep's milk cheese Pecorino Tartufo... It is just so infused with the truffle taste and aroma, that eating it is simply a lovely experience.

        I first had this at Artisanal Restaurant in New York, and you can order from their website:

        DiBruno Brothers in Philadelphia also stocks Pecorino Tartufo (I found it at the Chestnut St store near Rittenhouse Square while walking around Center City.


        I heartily recommend it... slice it up, let it sit out for an hour, and then enjoy!


        1. Perlagrigia, another ash-covered cow's milk cheese. Though I'm not too sure how it's different from Sotto Cenere--maybe it's not aged as long?

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          1. re: gina

            Although I am not enthusiastic about any "truffle" cheese, Perlagrigia is at least inoffensive. Several web references say "sotto cenere" just means "under ash" and that it is often used as an alias for Perlagrigia.

            1. re: DonShirer

              Yes, "sotto cenere" means "under ash" and "perla grigia" means "gray pearl" in Italian.

          2. sottocenere is my favorite, though i haven't had the pleasure of trying many kinds. whole foods carries a kind that has a dusting of cinammon, and i really didn't care for it (despite being a truffle FIEND).