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Dec 14, 2010 03:28 PM

Black truffle butter

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. 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.

    1. 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

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

        1. re: Pegmeister

          I think it's a seasonal offering.

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

          1. 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

              I believe I paid $5.90 for approximately 3 oz.