The 9 Best Gifts for the Truffle Lover in Your Life
Call them a truffle lover.
Chances are, you know someone completely obsessed with the flavor that this type of edible fungi (yes, mushroom is straight-up a type of mold) which grows underground near the roots of trees can provide. But some people are a little more obsessed than others—like, they’ll order anything off a menu that says the words “truffle,” and are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest truffle-infused product to add to their collection.
As it turns out, truffle is good for far more than being shaved atop a steaming pile of pasta. In fact, it can be infused in just about anything, from olive oil and hot sauce to cheeses and even skin care. That means that there are a ton of truffle-inspired (and infused) products on the market that are great for gifting the truffle lovers in your life.
If someone you love is a fan of truffles, you got this year’s gift in the bag thanks to this list of crowd-pleasing truffle-inspired items.
Here are 9 gifts that will make any truffle lover drool.
For the truffle lover in your life who prefers everything with a “kick” of spice, they will go crazy for this trio of truffle-infused hot sauces, each with their own unique level of heat. “The Original” is their signature hot sauce, which features ripe red chili peppers, real black truffle, organic agave nectar and savory spices. Their “Hotter Sauce,” as you can imagine, is a less sweet and more hot rendition of their Original and their “White Truffle Sauce” features ripe red chili peppers infused with white truffle oil and organic agave nectar from Jalisco, Mexico.
If you haven’t heard of Murray’s Cheese, we’re happy to introduce you. This Greenwich Village-born artisanal cheese shop now has locations throughout Manhattan and ships to anywhere in the U.S., meaning you can enjoy some of the best cheese you’ve ever tasted right from the comfort of your home. If you’re gifting a truffle lover, consider their Top Shelf gift box, which contains five delicious cheese, including their famous Moliterno Al Tartufo, which is an aged pecorino dusted and infused with black truffle. It’s to die for. Also in the box is their Epoisses, Bikou, Parmigiano Reggiano, Stilton, Jambon de Bayonne, Red Bee Honey Comb Box, Genoa Salami, Spiced Cherry Preserves and Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps Cranberry & Pistachio Crisps.
Even Oprah is a fan of this husband and wife-founded truffle company that not only brings high-quality French truffles to not only Michelin-starred chefs including the likes of Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin, but also to home kitchens all around the world. While they offer several products, this one is great for gifting. It includes their Organic Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Black Truffle Oil as well as their Raw Black Truffle Honey w/Real Black Truffles and comes in a satin-wrapped, matte black gift box, so it’s ready for gifting.
If you’re looking for a small gift, whether it’s for a Secret Santa, Yankee Swap or simply as a stocking stuffer, and you know you’ve got a truffle lover on your hands, this makes a great gift. It’s a seasoning that turns anything you’re cooking into a truffle-infused dish and is ideal for everything from pastas and pizzas to salads and fries.
Straight from New York City’s iconic German butcher shop, Schaller & Webber, comes a mouthwatering line of truffle products that are great for gifting or serving this holiday season. They partnered up with Long Island City-based company, The Truffleist, to pack their juicy brats with a rich, truffle flavor. We’re not talking a tiny hint of truffle—these brats are loaded with 2 percent black winter truffles, which, if you know a thing or two about the cost of truffles and how powerful a flavor they provide, that’s quite a lot!
This entire gift basket is dedicated to the foodie who appreciates truffle everything. It includes 6 Italian-sourced truffle-infused delicacies: White Truffle Infused EVOO, Black Truffle Butter, Truffle Infused Honey from the Yarra Valley, Moliterno Black truffle Pecorino, Boschetto al Tartufo Bianchetto and Artisan Pairing Flatbread Gallette all hand assembled in a signature kraft gift box.
From restaurateur and owner of NYC’s famed Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssäm Bar, Milk Bar, and Ko restaurants, comes a line of direct-to-consumer products that are arguably just as tasty as getting a Chef-prepared meal. Truffle lovers will appreciate this sampler pack of their spicy-crunchy chili oils—great for adding a kick of spice to any dish. The pack includes their Black Truffle Chili Crunch, Chili Crunch and Extra Spicy Chili Crunch.
In a tea-like fashion, these truffles are straight-up steeped in olive oil for extended periods and the salt is infused with freshly shaved French black truffles. Made in a clean process without extracts or chemicals, each makes the perfect topping for pretty much anything, from risotto to potatoes and even grilled proteins and vegetables.
If the person you’re gifting loves truffles so much that they’re willing to slather it all over their face, this is a great gift for them. Truffles are chock full of fatty acids that are actually quite beneficial for skin, helping to hydrate, repair the skin barrier and even reduce the appearance of fines and wrinkles (how ‘bout that?). This set features three truffle-infused skin care products: a cleansing foam, cleansing oil and a face toner.
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