Your preferred Truffle Cheese is . . .
- orangewasabi Feb 2, 2007 10:43 AM
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.
I like the Memoire - a rich, truffled Gouda. It's semi-firm and studded with truffles...yum! Also enjoy Sottoconere (sp?).
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!
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!
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).