Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor--unimpressive
I've been wanting to try a truffled cheese for a while, so I bought a piece of Truffle Tremor from Berkeley Bowl today. It definitely didn't make me tremble. I didn't taste much truffle at all, though I could see the specks. It smelled a bit like blue cheese and tasted a bit like it too, but I would rather be eating Point Reyes blue instead.
Is Truffle Tremor really that good, or did I just get a lousy piece? Should I go to a real cheese shop and try again? Also, what are some other good truffled cheeses? I'm too poor to buy truffles, so I hope to experience an impression of it through the cheeses.
Rememberting this thread is the reason I bought Truffle Tremor just today at Sonoma Market. Even when I first took it out of the fridge to warm up I liked it. Maybe it was the wedge you got or maybe it's just not for you. I've been a fan of Humboldt Fog for a long time. Glad to try another.
There was an Italian shop in town that sold truffled buffalo mozzarella. It was absolutely mind blowing. Usually used it in a caprese salad or pizza. I've tried a few firmer cheeses truffle but the flavour never permeated the cheese that well.
Off topic but I've used a few bottled truffles and what not and finally found an oil that has that pungent truffle aroma that I missed. Colavita Truffolio, I've always used their regular EVOO so I gave that one a shot and have been extremely impressed.