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Black truffle butter

Pegmeister Dec 14, 2010 03:28 PM

I have to admit that I have been somewhat intrigued about the flavor of truffles, but I have yet been able to commit to $200 to buy a truffle. While, I have had various truffle oils, some good some bad, I have yet to order a dish anywhere that has enough truffle to figure out whether or not I like it. So, today, when I found black truffle butter at Milton Market I figure I would give it a go. The brand is Aux Delices des Bois, and it really was delicous. I'm just wondering if anyone has any other truffle suggestions?

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  1. hiddenboston RE: Pegmeister Dec 15, 2010 04:47 AM

    I like black truffle butter more than white truffle butter, mainly because it has a more bold taste, but white truffle butter is good in pasta dishes. I tend to get truffle butter at Whole Foods, though Fresh Market in Hingham also has it.

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      kitsune RE: Pegmeister Dec 15, 2010 05:58 AM

      The Aux Delice des Bois black truffle butter is what made me fall in love with truffles (I love cooking it with eggs). Whole Foods is usually my go-to as well.

      I'd also recommend a truffle cheese that I often pick up at WH. It's called Sottocenere and has a really nice delicate truffle flavor.

      Of course, if you want a full-on truffle experience and don't want to pay $200, I'd definitely suggest paying a visit to Gran Gusto for their black truffle pizzas. The last one I had there was exquisite, and it won't break the bank.

      Gran Gusto
      90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

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      1. re: kitsune
        Pegmeister RE: kitsune Dec 15, 2010 01:05 PM

        Is the black truffle pizza a special or is it always on the menu?

        1. re: Pegmeister
          kitsune RE: Pegmeister Dec 16, 2010 09:39 AM

          I think it's a seasonal offering.

        2. re: kitsune
          hsquare2southend RE: kitsune Dec 15, 2010 03:12 PM

          Truffle Tremor cheese at WF!

        3. trufflehound RE: Pegmeister Dec 15, 2010 02:48 PM

          I,ve gotten black truffle butter at Russo,s. Can,t recall the brand.

          1. mjg0725 RE: Pegmeister Dec 16, 2010 06:46 AM

            Hey Pegmeister,

            Here is a "deal" on the exact butter you bought. Does this seem like a good deal compared to what you paid for it?


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            1. re: mjg0725
              Pegmeister RE: mjg0725 Dec 16, 2010 07:05 AM

              I believe I paid $5.90 for approximately 3 oz.

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