There are many varieties of truffles, the most common in Italy is the black truffle, while the white from San Miniato in Tuscany is one of the most precious and expensive.
One way to appreciate a good truffle is preparing a fragrant plate of tagliolini (narrow string egg noodles) with truffles.
Photo by Vetrina Toscana
Tagliolini with truffles, are prepared with a few simple ingredients, just to enhance the flavor of truffles only, so you do not affect their pure subtle aroma.
Ingredients for 4 people:
350 gr of tagliolini
80 gr of butter
70 gr white truffle
50 gr Parmesan cheese
In a large pot bring to a boil enough salted water and cook the noodles “al dente”.
Meanwhile, clean the truffle with a brush to remove any residual dirt, then rub it with a dry cloth.
Melt the butter in a large pan, add half of truffle grated, a pinch of salt and a little black pepper.
Once the noodles are cooked, drain, pour into the pan with truffle butter and add a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and let them cook shortly for a minute or so, stirring with a wooden spoon.
Transfer the noodles served on a platter and serve immediately, still hot, sprinkled with the remaining truffle thinly sliced with the appropriate tool.
With Arianna & Friends cooking classes you can learn directly great truffle recipes, or take a tour and enjoy a fun truffle hunt in Tuscany, Italy. If you’re a truffle lover coming to Italy don’t miss this opportunity.