Truffle Salt: Savor the taste of truffles all year long!
Welcome! Within these pages you will find reviews and sources for the highest quality truffle salt on the market and plenty of information to help you on your truffle journey. Truffle salt is salt that has been laced with fragrant pieces of black or white truffle. We can help you decide between the dizzying array of all the different types of truffle salt, whether it's made from the more delicate Italian Abruzzi black truffles or the most robust Langhe white truffles.
Truffle salt is the perfect accent to any dish and a great way to keep that truffle flavor around all year. Truffle salt will add a touch of earthy heaven to any dish you grace it with. Whether you're stirring up the perfect risotto, marinating a protein, or even just eating an egg, truffle salt will add its own special heady notes and round out the dish with its earthy flavor. Don't tell anyone, but we like to sprinkle it right on our tongues to savor its wonderful forest flavors!
Truffles can be anywhere from $300-2000 a pound, which is why truffle salt is a great way to get that unique truffle taste without having to spend an arm and a leg. Truffles are not available all year long, so truffle salt is the best way to continually quench your truffle lust!
To help you decide what type of truffle salt to get, I've written some information on the different truffles and the different types of truffle salt on the market:
Casina Rossa - Black Truffle Salt (Sale con tartufo nero)
A top quality truffle salt, Casina Rossa is a 3.5 oz jar of Italian sea salt expertly combined with Italian Abruzzi black truffles. Many feel that this gourmet condiment comes as close to the taste of fresh truffles as possible. I can attest that this infused salt will give any dish a touch of absolute divinity. The black Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) is prized for its suble perfume of earth and wet leaves, and longevity of flavor.
Terre Exotique - Fleur de Sel with Italian White Truffles (Sale con tartufo bianco)
Terre Exotique has used an amazing Madagascar fleur de sel (hand-harvested sea salt from Ifaty, Madagascar), this salt alone is sublime. Combined with truffle it's absolutely intoxicating! There is a deep synergy between this fleur de sel and the rare white truffle, nicknamed 'white diamond', from northern Italy. The white truffle (Tuber magnatum) is highly sought after. The highest recorded price paid for a single white truffle was $330,000 for a 3.3 lb (1.5 kilograms) specimen found in Pisa, Italy. The white truffle has complex hints of sweetness and musk.
Selezione Tartufi - Black Truffle Salt
This truffle salt, imported straight from Pisa, Italy is also the real deal! This blend is 3.5 oz of Italian sea salt harvested from Emilia-Romagna, Italy, and mixed with black summer truffles harvested in Umbria, central Italy. Black summer truffles (Tuber aestivum) have a flavor that is much like the Périgord yet slightly more delicate and with a hint of chocolate sweetness. Summer truffles are less highly regarded but they are beginning to gain more favor as truffle connieseurs begin to appreciate their more subtle notes.
TartufLanghe - White Truffle infused Sea Salt
Truffles from Piemonte, Italy, in the famous truffle city of Alba, are said to be the best! Domenica Bertolusso, the owner of TartufLanghe, founded her business in 1968 and continues to operate it out of Piobesi d'Alba. This glorious truffle salt is composed of Atlantic Ocean sea salt and Piemontese white truffles that absolutely explode on the palate. This salt will introduce a beautiful bouquet of earthy aroma to your meals.