Black Truffle Salt
Black truffle [aka Tartufo Nero] is our richest, most luxurious salt! Truffles are rare, extraordinarily delicious fungi. The 18th-century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin called these truffles "the diamond of the kitchen."
Truffle salt is salt that has been laced with fragrant pieces of black or white truffle. The taste of black truffle salt is earthy, musty, intoxicating, and brings rich, earthy flavor to your cooking. White truffle salt is great for risotto, salads and vegetables, while black truffle salt is ideal for egg dishes, red meat and even buttered popcorn.
Use black truffle salt as a finishing salt -- that is, add just a pinch when you finish preparing a dish. The flavor of the truffle is pervasive yet subtle. This enigma of taste is one of the reasons truffles have such a following among food lovers. Black truffle salt elevates scrambled eggs, asparagus, pates and gratins to new heights.
Truffles are held in high esteem in French, Spanish, northern Italian and Greek cooking. You needn't restrict your black truffle salt use strictly to "fancy" cooking, though. Black truffle salt is delicious on anything that is prepared rather simply, so as not to mask the subtle flavor & aroma of the black truffle. Black truffle salt is the perfect finishing touch for -- of all things -- grilled cheese sandwiches!