TRUFFLE & OUR FRIENDS

from our land and sea to your table

A Scandinavian fine food producer that challenges your senses. Produce that stays true to your soul, handmade with love, shared amongst friends and honouring Mother Earth.

truffle & our friends™
organic 12% white truffle oil
100 ml

Intro

This is what a friend of us call “a very nice entry bottle to a lot more delicious life”. And we do agree. This 100 ml is a nice start to anyone new to the world of truffles or to anyone who may have had an unpleasant truffle oil experience, maybe from non-natural oil that only had chemical additives and no true truffles and even additionally with olive-oil of poor quality. Then this is what you definitely will go for! You will get all the benefit as the large volumes…..though there’s a risk that the bottle will get empty far sooner than expected!

Origin & Production

All olive oil comes from small estates or cooperatives in Slovenia and is sourced in cooperation with Maestro. The olive plantations are at high altitude and are relatively small where the trees grow on special terraces.

The terroir is preferably sedimentary flysch (stock sequence of alternating fossil, fine-grained rocks lined with sandstone and conglomerate) variegated with limestone. The climate reflects a low temperature due to the northern location and the altitude.

All sourced olive oil is produced through traditional and natural production methods: treated first in optimal cultivation and then carefully picked by hand and pressed directly within a few hours after harvesting. They have a high content of biophenols (natural antioxidants) that protect the oils and maintain their freshness up to one year and beyond. This remarkable stability renders them highly valued for their quality. In order to preserve the aroma from the oils, they are well retained in old barriques before they are combined with white truffle.

The white truffle is picked in the forest by Maestro and his two- and four-legged friends. Those passing Maestro’s quality control are directly transported to the farm and prepared for production. Some are
extracted, a few blended and then finally macerated with olive oil and Maestro’s unique flavour aroma.
The production means continuous stirring over a lengthy period and always in small batches, so the exact amount of truffle and olive oil marries entirely following Donna Mara’s delicious recipe.

Characteristics

truffle & our friends organic 12% white truffle oil is a myriad of harmoniously composed fragrances. It is characterised by an enchanting scent of tender white truffle that is well balanced with freshly picked olives, green tomato and a few fresh hazelnuts.

In the mouth, you meet a silky-smooth oil and green fruit driven notes with a rounded surface. It has a soft fruity flavour and grows a slight bitterness with some herbaceous spice stemming from its makeup of at least 30% olives from the Istrska Belica variety. At first, the flavours of white truffle are gentle, but they gradually accelerate filling up the entire mouth with this warm, elegant and soft rounded feel, balanced with a slight bitterness from the oil.

Pairs with

Steaks, fish, poultry, veggies, risotto, pasta, pizza, accompanying bread and/or cheeses, baking and desserts,
or virtually anything you ever can imagine.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Ingredients

EU extra virgin olive oil, organic natural white truffle aroma, Tuber Magnatum Pico. Produced in small batches. Taste, aroma and flavour can vary from season to season.

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 18 months

Opened: Use within 12 months. Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle.

Nutritional values per 100
energy 3593kj/848kcal
fat 93.17g – of which saturated 11.85g
carbohydrates 1.90g – of which sugar 0g
protein 0.23g
salt 0.73g

truffle & our friends™
organic 12% white truffle oil
200 ml

Intro

truffle & our friends™ organic 12% white truffle oil will make an excellent addition to your cooking. Natural white truffle harmonised with exquisite organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. No artificial aromas. No preservatives.
We bottle this delicacy in UV protective glass which preserves bioenergy to sustain its uniqueness and ensure longevity.

Origin & Production

All olive oil comes from small estates or cooperatives in Slovenia and is sourced in cooperation with Maestro. The olive plantations are at high altitude and are relatively small where the trees grow on special terraces.

The terroir is preferably sedimentary flysch (stock sequence of alternating fossil, fine-grained rocks lined with sandstone and conglomerate) variegated with limestone. The climate reflects a low temperature due to the northern location and the altitude.

All sourced olive oil is produced through traditional and natural production methods: treated first in optimal cultivation and then carefully picked by hand and pressed directly within a few hours after harvesting. They have a high content of biophenols (natural antioxidants) that protect the oils and maintain their freshness up to one year and beyond. This remarkable stability renders them highly valued for their quality. In order to preserve the aroma from the oils, they are well retained in old barriques before they are combined with white truffle.

The white truffle is picked in the forest by Maestro and his two- and four-legged friends. Those passing Maestro’s quality control are directly transported to the farm and prepared for production. Some are
extracted, a few blended and then finally macerated with olive oil and Maestro’s unique flavour aroma.
The production means continuous stirring over a lengthy period and always in small batches, so the exact amount of truffle and olive oil marries entirely following Donna Mara’s delicious recipe.

Characteristics

truffle & our friends organic 12% white truffle oil is a myriad of harmoniously composed fragrances. It is characterised by an enchanting scent of tender white truffle that is well balanced with freshly picked olives, green tomato and a few fresh hazelnuts.

In the mouth, you meet a silky-smooth oil and green fruit driven notes with a rounded surface. It has a soft fruity flavour and grows a slight bitterness with some herbaceous spice stemming from its makeup of at least 30% olives from the Istrska Belica variety. At first, the flavours of white truffle are gentle, but they gradually accelerate filling up the entire mouth with this warm, elegant and soft rounded feel, balanced with a slight bitterness from the oil.

Pairs with

Steaks, fish, poultry, veggies, risotto, pasta, pizza, accompanying bread and/or cheeses, baking and desserts,
or virtually anything you ever can imagine.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Ingredients

EU extra virgin olive oil, organic natural white truffle aroma, Tuber Magnatum Pico. Produced in small batches. Taste, aroma and flavour can vary from season to season.

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 18 months

Opened: Use within 12 months. Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle.

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 3593kj/848kcal
fat 93.17g – of which saturated 11.85g
carbohydrates 1.90g – of which sugar 0g
protein 0.23g
salt 0.73g

6% black truffle & HAVSNØ™
75g

Intro

6% black truffle & HAVSNØ™ black truffle sea salt flakes
75 g

truffle & our friends™ 6% black truffle & HAVSNØ™. A pure handcrafted Norwegian flake salt layered with hand-picked grated black truffle. Entirely without preservatives, additives and colouring. Pure, delicate flakes with a soft saltiness and crunchy, yet crisp texture, perfectly married with the warm and earthy, full-bodied taste from the black truffle.

Origin & Production

To produce a truffle salt that we could be proud of, it was imperative to find an exceptional salt. It may sound quite obvious, but there are several parameters to take into consideration, as well as a preferred style for your end product. On the top of our wish list, we knew that the right kind of salt would be soft, crisp and clean and that it could harmonise with the warm fragrance of black truffle, into a unified product, as opposed to two elements competing for the leading role. With a lot of testing from various geographical areas, different qualities and even more styles and varieties, we are so very fortunate to have the possibility to cooperate with North Sea Salt Works and their outstanding HAVSNØ™. It was love at first taste.

Characteristics

HAVSNØ™, means ‘snow of the sea’ in Norwegian, and it is the name given to the most beautiful hand-harvested sea salt flakes. HAVSNØ is made from pure, clean and cold sea water sourced from Saltsteinsleia a sea passage that comes in from the open Norwegian Sea. HAVSNØ are crunchy and delicate sea salt flakes with a taste that reflects the Norwegian Sea and nature. HAVSNØ is a 100% pure and natural product with no additives and

a strong salt taste without bitterness. As the main element to the production, seawater from Saltsteinsleia is pumped into the factory and subsequently freezed in the sub-zero warehouse. The fresher water freezes first and the ice that it forms is discarded, leaving a stronger salt content in the brine that remains. Seawater holds a salinity of maximum 3,5%, while the brine out of the freezer holds about 12%. This brine is cooked long and slow at low temperatures to obtain the perfect finishing salt with large beautiful crystals that are an ideal medium density.

To the great privilege of working with this kind of unique product comes the great responsibility of precision and careful consideration. Our production takes several steps, and in the first, ahead of receiving the salt, we dehydrate the black truffles in two phases, with different temperatures and time.

When receiving the salt, we empty it into small barrels and stir in the dehydrated truffles and Maestro’s unique organic natural truffle infusion is done strictly with wooden tools. The barrel is sealed and gently rotated, quite similar to a washing machine that regularly turns around very slowly. This process gently mingles our two stars. Once thoroughly combined, the barrel is yet again opened, and several small bundles of fresh truffles are placed deep into the salt, and we let it sit for a couple of weeks. At the last stage, we remove the bundles, and when decanting it, we add another layer of dehydrated slices of black truffles.

A pungent deep musky and earthy black truffle are the first scents that hit your nose, followed by a tiny bit of fried garlic and damp forest soil. In the mouth, you instantly feel the mineral content of the cold and clean seawater that makes HAVSNØ crystalline white flakes flat and soft with a light crunchy feeling. The salt has a concentrated salty, yet clean taste without bitterness arising from the naturally occurring trace minerals.

The unique qualities of North Sea Salt Works HAVSNØ derive from the raw materials – the pure seawater and the artisan method of crystallizing, hand harvesting, rinsing and drying the salt. Once you fall through the saltiness and minerals, you discover the build-up of the earthy full-bodied black truffle marrying into the ideal balance of two of Mother Earth’s most significant elements, the land and the sea.

Pairs with

Steaks, fish, poultry, veggies, risotto, pasta, pizza, accompanying bread and/or cheeses, baking and desserts, or virtually anything you ever can imagine.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Ingredients

HAVSNØ™ Sea Salt Flakes, black truffle, organic natural white truffle aroma. Produced in small batches. Taste, aroma and flavour can vary from season to season.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 18 months

Opened: Use within 12 months. Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 130kj/31kcal
fat 1.7g – of which saturated 0.3g
carbohydrates 5.9g – of which sugar 0g
protein 10g

la tartufata Donna Mara
organic black truffle sauce
155g

Intro

la tartufata Donna Mara organic black truffle sauce

155 g

truffle & our friends™ la tartufata Donna Mara is a, bold and authentic mix of natural black truffles, organic mushrooms and extra virgin olive oil. No artificial aromas. Spread it over crackers, crostini or bread. Add it to your favourite pasta for the simplest, yet most luxurious sauce. Stir it in a creamy gravy for veggies or steaks. An ideal condiment for all vegan cooking.

Origin & Production

La tartufata is a classic sauce that can be found over various regions in southern Europe, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Slovenia and Greece, to name a few. Like many other truffle products, this mélange was born from prudent measures to preserve these earthy treasures and enjoy them all year round. It has as many names as it has origins and as many recipes as it has a variety of ingredients. Here is the most distinct difference.

We enthusiastically guarantee that la tartufata Donna Mara is an authentic, artisanal organic product, staying true to our land and made very close to Donna Mara’s original 18th century recipe. Her ingredients state black truffles, mushrooms, black olives, salted capers, garlic, parsley and olive oil and lastly, taste. We read this elusive component as a truffle aroma that is found in several recipes for some other of her products. We believe it is a natural extract that complements the truffle flavours. We also think that she used many kinds of mushrooms, spices, herbs and fresh truffles as she reaped all the available fortunes of her environment to create this recipe. In our production, we have chestnut champignons (Agaricus bisporus), organically cultivated, and this is the only modification we have made to Donna Mara’s original recipe, as we need to have total control of all ingredients and that is not possible if we utilise wild mushrooms.

These chestnut champignons are organically grown in caves to ensure that every required raw material in our agricultural process is both organic and as natural as possible. All the way from composting to harvesting and shipping, our final product is prepared with the utmost care.

The garlic is from the province Vojvodina and the city Subotica that is ubiquitously known for this beloved amaryllis plant. Home to an annual garlic festival, Subotica boasts the complex and quite mild taste of its garlic, and it is also the same landscape from where we source our parsley and capers.

The preferred truffle is the Tuber aestivum, and this is the one we predominantly use, alongside the Tuber uncinatum. The olives for both the paste in itself and the oil are from Slovene Istria, which grows varieties such as Piranska Štorta, Piranska Buga, Piranska Žižola, Pendolino, Leccio, Leccio di Corno, Frantoio and Moraiolo.

The olive oil we use in la tartufta Donna Mara is distinguishably different from the one that we use in the organic 12 % white truffle oil. This oil is heavier in style, feels a bit fattier and hits you with the taste of burnt butter followed by mature ripened fruitiness.

The chestnut champignons and the black truffles are finely diced. To give the tartufata a little lightly toastier feel, we briefly fry the garlic and parsley in olive oil, adding salt and pepper, followed by the mushrooms, the olives and capers and the truffles. It is then transferred to a large clay pot, topped up with organic olive oil and very slowly baked in a medium high heated oven.

Characteristics

Balanced variations of mushrooms and truffles, both in taste and textures with a little sweetness and heat from garlic and pepper and saltiness from capers and olives laid down in a solid olive oil. This creates a rich sauce packed with umami and an accompanying simultaneous smooth, refined truffle taste. Quite defined mushrooms followed by toasty notes, like burnt butter akin to popcorn are predominant with the full-bodied black truffle to perfect this complete truffle sensation.

Pairs with

This may be the easiest way ever to create your most luxurious pasta with a minimum effort. Choose any pasta you like, it could be spaghetti, macaroni or stuffed ravioli, cook, strain and mix with the tartufata. Done. Just like that! It is also a marvellous companion to any vegan and vegetarian dish and just as a delightful accompaniment to pork chops and veal — additionally, an excellent spread for crostini, toast and crackers.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Ingredients

Chestnut mushrooms (agaricus bisporus)* 62 %, extra virgin olive oil* 18 % , black truffle (Tuber aestivum) 16 %,  black truffle HAVSNØ™ salt, pepper*, olives*, capers* parsley*, garlic*,natural truffle aroma*.*organically grown.

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Shelf life & Nutrial

18 months. Store dark and cool, well protected from direct sunlight and hot surfaces.

Once opened cover with olive oil and stored refrigerated + 2 ° C – + 6 °C, to be consumed within 5 days.

Nutritional values per 100g
energy 774kj/185kcal
fat 18.3g – of which saturated 2.5g
carbohydrates 2g – of which sugar 0.9g
protein 1.9g
salt 2.3g

trinity of kings
organic Carnaroli white truffle & porcini 425g

Intro

What is it that makes a good risotto? The grain type, its quality, the seasoning, the broth (or no broth), the wine, the cooking time and temperatures, the stirring technique and the quality of the cheese. Maybe not in that order, but the primary key is quality. In the truffle & our friends™ truffle risotto – trinity of kings, you will find an elegant risotto base with the most exquisite seasoning. It consists of high-quality organic Carnaroli rice, prepared for you with delicious white truffles and porcini mushrooms. Make a main for one or two friends and yourself, or as a starter or side for four. Suitable for all friends, regardless if they are vegan or meat-lovers.

Origin & Production

The Carnaroli rice is often considered the king of Italian rice and its kernels are the longest and thickest of the superfino rice. The rice for truffle & our friends™ truffle risotto – trinity of kings comes from the fields alongside the heart of European rice production, Vercelli in Piedmont, Italy. Here, the canals flood the rice fields and then empty out, marking the seasons and landscape of this region. Our growers are mainly small producers with a shared philosophy that wholeheartedly values maintaining a sustainable environmental balance. This consideration arises from the sincere desire to protect and preserve the unique soil that is the real reason why this Carnaroli is considered to be the world’s best. The soil is strong enough to prevent the absorption of water into the ground when the growers flood the fields.

The Carnaroli’s long oval grain holds the highest concentration of starch, which helps keep its shape during the slow cooking, obtaining the most excellent texture for perfect velvety risotto. Concerning the thickness of the rice, it stays al dente even after cooking. Accordingly, it is the preferred choice when making risotto as the rice the star.

The porcini mushroom (Boletus edulis) is also known as the King Bolete; hence we reckoned it to be the most suitable mushroom to pair with the king of truffles (Tuber magnatum pico) and the king of rice (Carnaroli) – a trinity of kings.

The porcini is organically grown in Šumadija, a very lush and fertile farmland in the middle of Serbia often referred to as the heart of Serbia. We use the medium sized porcinis that are usually brown or reddish-brown. When fresh, they have a slightly sticky texture, and their white flesh has a yeasty aroma that brings sourdough to mind. A great wealth of these aromas will remain upon flash-dry freezing them together with the white

truffles. When later cooked, they will release a nutty, earthy flavour. Our white truffles come from the golden part of Istria, Slovenia, where today, you will without a doubt find world-class quality truffle.

Characteristics

When appropriately prepared you will have an incredibly elegant risotto. Exquisite warm, medium-bodied aromas of earthy truffle and nutty tones from the porcini with a perfect texture and bite.

Pairs with

Steaks, fish, poultry, veggies, on its own or virtually anything you ever can imagine.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Nut Free. Manufactured in a facility that also processes: Gluten, Sunflower Seeds, Tree Nuts, Soy, and Sesame Seeds.

Ingredients

Carnaroli rice, porcini mushrooms, white truffle (Tuber magnatum pico) salt, pepper, white truffle oil, white truffle seasoning.

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 12 months

Opened: Use within 2 months from opening and store in a dry and cool place.

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 1464kj/350kcal
fat 0.9g – of which saturated 0.27g
carbohydrates 78.1g – of which sugar 0.5g
protein 6.9g
salt 0.5g

 

 

belo truffle powder
white truffle powder
35g

Intro

This is what a friend of us call “a very nice entry bottle to a lot more delicious life”. And we do agree. This 100 ml is a nice start to anyone new to the world of truffles or to anyone who may have had an unpleasant truffle oil experience, maybe from non-natural oil that only had chemical additives and no true truffles and even additionally with olive-oil of poor quality. Then this is what you definitely will go for! You will get all the benefit as the large volumes…..though there’s a risk that the bottle will get empty far sooner than expected!

Origin & Production

All olive oil comes from small estates or cooperatives in Slovenia and is sourced in cooperation with Maestro. The olive plantations are at high altitude and are relatively small where the trees grow on special terraces.

The terroir is preferably sedimentary flysch (stock sequence of alternating fossil, fine-grained rocks lined with sandstone and conglomerate) variegated with limestone. The climate reflects a low temperature due to the northern location and the altitude.

All sourced olive oil is produced through traditional and natural production methods: treated first in optimal cultivation and then carefully picked by hand and pressed directly within a few hours after harvesting. They have a high content of biophenols (natural antioxidants) that protect the oils and maintain their freshness up to one year and beyond. This remarkable stability renders them highly valued for their quality. In order to preserve the aroma from the oils, they are well retained in old barriques before they are combined with white truffle.

The white truffle is picked in the forest by Maestro and his two- and four-legged friends. Those passing Maestro’s quality control are directly transported to the farm and prepared for production. Some are
extracted, a few blended and then finally macerated with olive oil and Maestro’s unique flavour aroma.
The production means continuous stirring over a lengthy period and always in small batches, so the exact amount of truffle and olive oil marries entirely following Donna Mara’s delicious recipe.

Characteristics

truffle & our friends organic 12% white truffle oil is a myriad of harmoniously composed fragrances. It is characterised by an enchanting scent of tender white truffle that is well balanced with freshly picked olives, green tomato and a few fresh hazelnuts.

In the mouth, you meet a silky-smooth oil and green fruit driven notes with a rounded surface. It has a soft fruity flavour and grows a slight bitterness with some herbaceous spice stemming from its makeup of at least 30% olives from the Istrska Belica variety. At first, the flavours of white truffle are gentle, but they gradually accelerate filling up the entire mouth with this warm, elegant and soft rounded feel, balanced with a slight bitterness from the oil.

Pairs with

Use directly in a later stage of your cooking and mind the heat to obtain as much flavour and aroma as possible from the delicate white truffle. Dust it directly on plates for a decorative taste sensation.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Ingredients

white truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico), porcini mushrooms

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 24 months. Store dark and cool, well protected from direct sunlight and hot surfaces

Opened: Use within 12 months. Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle.

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 1501kj/5 kcal
fat 0g – of which saturated 0g
carbohydrates 0.9g – of which sugar 0g
protein 10.6g
salt 0.15g

 

 

belo truffle flour
white truffle flour
175 g

Intro

truffle & our friends™ truffle flour belo is an all-purpose flour that blends magic into your cooking and baking. Use it as a complementary base in your roux, béechamel or bread. Flavour crépecrêpe batters or incorporate our unique and sumptuous flour into your gnocchi or any pasta dough.  This addition will effortlessly create an authentic, earthy truffle flavour. And why not use it in your sweets as well? How about white truffle ice cream and hazelnut-and-truffle sandwiches? Each of these imaginative and sensationally exciting possibilities awaits you.

Origin & Production

We source porcinis that are organically grown in Šumadija, a very lush and fertile farmland in central Serbia, often called the heart of Serbia. We use the medium sized porcinis that are, usually brown or reddish-brown. When fresh, they have a slightly sticky texture, and its white flesh has a yeasty aroma that brings sourdough to mind. A great wealth of these aromas will remain upon flash-dry freezing them together with the white truffles. When later being cooked, they will release a nutty, earthy flavour. Our white truffles come from the golden part of Istria, Slovenia, where today, you will without a doubt find world-class quality truffles.

To create the powder, the porcinis and truffles are flash-dry frozen together and then ground in a smaller stone mill crafting this heavenly golden-tan dust that is fit to enhance any dish

Characteristics

A fine wheat flour with authentic white truffle flavour and an umami boost.

Suitability

Vegan, vegetarian, nut free.

Pairs with

Use it to make a truffled béchamel sauce; replacing 10 % of the original flour. When using it in baking, replace 20 – 30 % depending on which flavour you prefer.

Ingredients

Wheat flour, white truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico), porcini mushrooms, white truffle aroma.

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life:  9 months. Store dark and cool, well protected from direct sunlight and hot surfaces.

Opened: Use within 3 months.

Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle.

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 1501kj/354kcal
fat 0.9g – of which saturated 0.2g
carbohydrates 73.9g – of which sugar 0g
protein 10.6g
salt 0.2g

 

white truffle crème
velvety truffle cream
105 g

Intro

truffle & our friends™ white truffle crème is a velvety, deliciously creamy heaven. The perfect companion to any cheese or tapas platters. The prized ingredient in creamy pasta sauces or decadent pies. An indulgent dipping sauce for crackers, bread and fresh vegetables. This artisanal blend will delightfully enhance any culinary experience.

Origin & Production

Akin to the tartufata, there are many creamy truffle products on the market that combine white truffle in cream and also, commonly, parmesan cheese. This blend is believed to be a product of Italian origin, more precisely to the Umbria region. However, there are many variations of this product found outside of this district where the mighty white truffle is also hunted.

Our recipe originates from western Serbia, and more precisely from the Mac´va region, close to the town of Šabac. Surrounded by the rich truffle beds of Cer mountain, Šabac is where the crisp, clean air and the ancient forests on the banks of the Sava river cultivate some of the world’s most exquisite white truffles.

Our velvety white truffle crème is distinguishable for its wholly organic origins and the unique and savoury character of its milk base. Firstly, truffle & our friends™ white truffle crème is a truly natural product. We take great pride in the organic sourcing of almost all of our ingredients. Secondly, our blend is crafted in part by both goat milk and goat cheese, which creates its strong and distinctive flavour.

Shepherded on Cer mountain where they climb up and down daily, these goats live freely and regularly feast on the wild-grown highland grass. Goat milk contains high levels of medium chained fatty acids that are thought to provide boosts in energy and also good cholesterol that is considered to have healing properties similarities to olive oils.

The taste of the goat milk is subtle and has a distinct freshness to it that springs from high altitude breeding. For this crème, we use both the fresh goat milk and a piece of goat cheese in the mix, which is handcrafted in the traditional fashion of the Mac´va region. Another essential ingredient is our cow milk. The dairy comes from freely grass-fed cows also from the Mac´va region that provide us with organic cream and butter. The cream is high in fat and of exceptional quality. The butter is unsalted and produced according to the slow food method, which means that the cream and the lactic acid culture are left to stand for 24 hours at a temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius enabling full acidity. This preparation provides excellent butter acid and additional aromatic flavours. We use both Tuber magnatum pico and Tuber borchii and employ different techniques to obtain each of their unique characteristics. In our batches, some of the truffles are flash-dry frozen and others, are extracted. In our final step of production, we freshly grate a last set of truffles into the final blend.

The production is also a slow food method. The cream is slowly pressurised at low temperatures to preserve the delicate flavours from the white truffles and also gives the cream its velvety texture. We perfect the crème by adding a small amount of our own 12% white truffle oil. To further accentuate the truffle, we add whole organic shallots to simmer in the mix, which are later removed before sterilisation. To stabilise the crème, we use organic lecithin (from soybeans) and to correlate the acid, we add organic citric acid.

Characteristics

The crème preserves all the unique flavours from the white truffle and accentuates its delicate and softer tones. The velvety texture enhances the full experience, with the clear round and fatty notes of the cream, together with the more distinctness of the goat cheese, that balance it in a more acidic way and enriches a natural saltiness.

Harvest season

from late September to December

Pairs with

This crème can be enjoyed directly from the jar as it is. Let it be the perfect pairing to cheese platters or vegetables. Use it as a spread for more refined hors ’d oeuvres or fill croustades or top blinis for a sophisticated cocktail snack. For creamy sauces that can complement anything from poached fish to veal tenderloin, steamed veggies or any kind of pasta and risottos, add it during the last stage before serving and let it gently dilute and melt into your sauce base, whether it is cream, béchamel or a broth.

Ingredients

Cream (cow), milk (goat), goat milk cheese (milk, salt, rennet), white truffles (Tuber magnatum pico, Tuber magnatum borchii), butter (cultured cream from cow milk), rice flour, HAVSNØ salt, shallot, natural flavour.

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 18 months. Store dark and cool, well protected from direct sunlight and hot surfaces.

Opened: Once opened cover with olive oil and stored refrigerated + 2 ° C – + 6 °C, to be consumed within 5 days. Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle.

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 774kj/185kcal
carbohydrates 2g – of which sugar 0.9g
protein 1.9g
salt 2.3g

 

 

 

belo wild honey
wildflower honey & white truffle 65g

Intro

truffle & our friends™ wild honey belo, your invitation to a luxurious daily treat. Wildflower honey crafted by hand at a high mountain altitude in a delicate blend with a quality selection of white truffles.

Origin & Production

Our honey is obtained from the lime tree also called linden, (in Serbian: lipov) from the species Tilia. The lime tree honey is a premium honey that has been enjoyed for thousands of years. At the height of blossoming in a lime tree grove, the ambrosial aroma of the tiny yellow-white flowers envelop you and draws bees from miles around. These trees grow upon Fruška Gora mountain, which is a natural geological phenomenon as for the rock composition of its strata originate from almost all geological periods and was formerly an island during the existence of the Pannonian Sea. To the north, the mountain is bordered by the Danube river, while to the south, it descends into the Syrmian lowlands. Fruška Gora is approximately 80 km east to west and is 15 km north to south with the highest peak at 539 m. At the mountain, there are many quality vineyards producing wine, such as the famous Bermet, a sweet wine protected by geographical indication.

Our honey is crafted by hand in small annual productions ranging between 500 and 1200 kg depending on the climate’s seasonal variations. The hives are all kept in proximity to old lime tree groves, and the honey is harvested traditionally by hand, removing frames one-by-one cutting out honeycombs manually. This method yields the incredibly sweet, raw and organic honey liquid-gold produced from the concentrated nectar of the flowers. This honey is unheated, unpasteurized and, unprocessed, garnering this our beautiful final product.

Before we blend it, the honey is stored in 10-litre amber glass jars in root cellars that secure low temperature and protects from UV-radiation. When the honey is ready to be delicately infused, Maestro finds the most suitable white truffle (Tuber magnatum pico). Within 6 hours from its forage, this prized truffle is thoroughly rinsed, freshly shaved straight into the honey and then very cautiously blended before it is tinned and shipped.

Characteristics

Lime tree honey is highly sought-after honey. The taste and intensity of its aroma are stronger than the colour would indicate: when very fresh, it has a greenish hue, but after some time, it becomes clear to amber with a yellow tone. As solid honey, the texture is soft and elegant with low acidity, medium sweetness and sometimes a light bitterness. It has a unique aroma: woody, medicinal and fresh, also described as minty, balsamic and camphorous.

Pairs with

Glaze chicken or a roast. Lovely on toast, cheese & charcuteries. Drizzle on yoghurt or mascarpone. Heavenly over ice cream and desserts, or why not just drizzle over your lemon curd sandwich as a luxurious daily treat.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free. Infants under 18 months should not eat honey.

Ingredients

Wildflower honey, white truffle (Tuber magnatum pico). Produced in small batches. Taste, aroma and flavour can vary from season to season. Taste, aroma and flavour can vary from season to season.

This product sheet only contains info regarding the specific batch due to the fact of it is an artisanal organic product and variations in batches may occur due to seasonal changes.

Container material: glass fully recyclable when detached from label and lid (recycle as plastic).

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 18 months . Store dark and cool, well protected from direct sunlight and hot surfaces.

Opened: use within 10 days and store in a cool and dark place

. Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle.

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 1283kj/306kcal
fat 0g
carbohydrates 75.1g – of which sugar 75.1g
protein 0.38g
salt 0.1g

 

 

 

truffle & our friends™
preserved truffles 99%
5g

Intro

truffle & our friends™ preserved truffles 99% allows you to indulge in European truffles at any time of year. As Mother Nature only creates these treasures seasonally, you were formerly limited solely to truffle infused products whilst your cravings for the freshly foraged gems pressed on throughout the year when they were out of season. Though there is nothing wrong with using infused products, we even encourage you to do so; it is just not the same as the exquisite liking of a fresh truffle. With the preserved truffles 99%, your cravings can be met anytime you like and to the extent ever so close to the experience of indulging in a fresh truffle. With this unique technique, you can have dehydrated natural truffles that have maintained 99% of their aromatic and flavour properties at hand in your cupboard year round.

Origin & Production

About four-fifths of a truffle contain water and the remaining one-fifth are, amongst others, the proteins, soluble fats and minerals where the actual aromas and flavours arise from. The evaporation of water from the truffle is the culprit of the quick deterioration upon being picked out of its natural habitat in the soil.

truffle & our friends™ preserved truffles 99% are produced through a highly innovative and unique method, in which the fresh truffle is freeze-dried in a vacuum cabinet. This extrudes the water that the truffle contains, while still preserving 99% of its flavour and the vast majority of its aromas. The process is solely technical and without chemicals, which leaves us with the same 100% natural product as from the start, only dehydrated to a fifth of its actual size.

Characteristics

truffle & our friends™ preserved truffles 99% are produced through a highly innovative and unique method, in which the fresh truffle is freeze-dried in a vacuum cabinet. This extrudes the water the truffle contains, while still preserving 99% of its flavour and most of its aromas. The process is solely technical and without chemicals, which leave us with the same 100% natural product as from the start, only dehydrated to a fifth of its actual size.

truffle & our friends organic 12% white truffle oil is a myriad of harmoniously composed fragrances. It is characterised by an enchanting scent of tender white truffle that is well balanced with freshly picked olives, green tomato and a few fresh hazelnuts.

In the mouth, you meet a silky-smooth oil and green fruit driven notes with a rounded surface. It has a soft fruity flavour and grows a slight bitterness with some herbaceous spice stemming from its makeup of at least 30% olives from the Istrska Belica variety. At first, the flavours of white truffle are gentle, but they gradually accelerate filling up the entire mouth with this warm, elegant and soft rounded feel, balanced with a slight bitterness from the oil.

Pairs with

Steaks, fish, poultry, veggies, risotto, pasta, pizza, accompanying bread and/or cheeses, baking and desserts, or virtually anything you ever can imagine.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Directions

Sliced truffles can be reconstituted. Reconstitute by heating water to 80 degrees Celsius. Soak them in this water for 30-40 minutes then use in any recipe. Save the water in which the truffles have soaked, as it’s jus can be used as a part of stock in soups or sauces to add a truffle flavour.

You can also crumble the truffle over a very hot dish like a steaming risotto. Let it rehydrate from the steam for a few minutes, which will allow the truffle to release its unique flavour on its own.

Shelf life & Nutrial

Shelf life: 24 months

Opened: Use within 24 months. Always make sure that the lid is securely fastened as this preserves the longevity of the delicate truffle.

Nutritional values per 100 g
energy 130kj/31kcal
fat 1.7g – of which saturated 0.3g
carbohydrates 5.9g – of which sugar 0g
protein/eiweiß 10g

 

Tuber magnatum pico
White truffle
Average weight: 28g-500g

Intro

 The king of truffles. The emperor’s true diamonds. Food for gods. Tuber magnatum pico is described with many superlatives, as it should. These gems, the most precious of truffles, are found in only particular regions in Europe. All of us at truffle & our friends™ proudly ensure careful foraging and efficient handling and proudly delivers the highest of quality truffles to you, including jokers and super jokers.

Origin & Season

Shabaz oak woods Serbia.
Harvest season from late September to December.

Characteristics

White to very lightyellow flesh. A smooth surface with colours that range from ochre to light yellow and even grey with black tones. There are so many delicate aromas and tastes in a Tuber magnatum pico, so it is nearly impossible to describe them all. You will find earthy, woody tones and scents of mild garlic and shallots to name a few.

Serving/Pairs with

Do we have an idea as to what it does it not pair with? It is incredibly versatile and pairs well with everything. The Tuber magnatum pico is only to be served raw, in thin slices, strips or finely grated directly on to your finished dishes. Before the addition, please let your dish rest until its temperature has slightly cooled as intense heat may decrease the delicate aromas and tastes.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Directions

It is essential that you clean a truffle only a few minutes before it is put to use. Rinse it under a thin stream of cold water and use a small brush for the more stubborn parts. If light soil is found in its captivities and your brush does not fit, carve out what remains utilising just the edge of a knife.

Shelf life & Storage

Shelf life: 7 days

Store: A truffle should always be savoured as fresh as possible. Nevertheless, you can keep it for a few days after it has been foraged, by storing it correctly. Let the soil remain around the truffle when you store it to help maintain its freshness. Wrap them individually in paper or an airy fabric and change this wrapping at least once a day.

Store them in your fridge in a container that is not airtight – the truffle needs to breathe. Please have in mind that many dairy products including eggs (and your kid’s milk chocolate) will absorb the truffle aroma, in which you may choose to store the truffles rather in a wine cabinet (at the cooler part) than in your regular fridge. Well, only if you do not like to have the pleasant aromas of truffles in your other products.

If you store them for a few days, it is critical to constantly monitor their maturity. With the slightest sign that the truffle is softening, you are highly encouraged to use it immediately, for its maturity is deteriorating rapidly and these gems of the Earth should never go to waste.

Tuber uncinatum
Black autumn truffle
Average weight: 28g-500g

Intro

 Tuber uncinatum, commonly known as black autumn truffle, is a genuinely versatile truffle. Indeed, similar to the summer truffle, but even more appreciated for its versatility and heightened savouriness. The black autumn truffle is pungent with a deeper and intense earthy aroma of chocolate and hazelnut. You can zest or slice it directly onto your dish to create highly decorative shavings exemplifying the dark hazel brown colour and marbled white veins. Its flavour will enhance almost any cooking, fresh over a dish, and a worthy truffle to preserve.

Origin & Season

Shabaz oak woods Serbia.
Harvest season from late September to December.

Characteristics

The black autumn truffle varies in colour, ranging from light to darker brown and shapes from smaller sizes akin to a walnut, to as large as a grapefruit. The outside always exposes smaller black warts in a polygon form of uneven shapes. The inside displays crossed and highly demarcated fine white veins marbling over a darker cream white to with distinctive hazelnut brown background. This treasured genus is considerably aromatic and flavourful, yet pleasantly delicate offering, clear notes of earthiness, forest and chocolate.

Serving/Pairs with

The versatility of the black autumn truffle lends itself to the broadest variety of purposes. Enjoyed raw, or better yet, zested or shaved directly onto the plate. When cooked, it undertakes a delicious flavour boost, added mainly towards the end of the cooking process. Use it with any sauce, emulsion or to plates of pasta and fine meat cuts. Also, the black autumn truffle is ideal to preserve, when sliced and pressed in layers.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Directions

It is essential that you clean a truffle only a few minutes before it is put to use. Rinse it under a thin stream of cold water and use a small brush for the more stubborn parts. If light soil is found in its captivities and your brush does not fit, carve out what remains utilising just the edge of a knife.

Shelf life & Storage

Shelf life: 7 days

Store: A truffle should always be savoured as fresh as possible. Nevertheless, you can keep it for a few days after it has been foraged, by storing it correctly. Let the soil remain around the truffle when you store it to help maintain its freshness. Wrap them individually in paper or an airy fabric and change this wrapping at least once a day.

Store them in your fridge in a container that is not airtight – the truffle needs to breathe. Please have in mind that many dairy products including eggs (and your kid’s milk chocolate) will absorb the truffle aroma, in which you may choose to store the truffles rather in a wine cabinet (at the cooler part) than in your regular fridge. Well, only if you do not like to have the pleasant aromas of truffles in your other products.

If you store them for a few days, it is critical to constantly monitor their maturity. With the slightest sign that the truffle is softening, you are highly encouraged to use it immediately, for its maturity is deteriorating rapidly and these gems of the Earth should never go to waste.

Tuber melanosporum
Black truffle
Average weight: 28g-500g

Intro

The black diamonds of Mother Earth are truly the best way to explain Tuber melanosporum. Usually, when referring to black truffle, this is the one, and — is also sometimes referred to as black winter truffle, since it is found only during the coldest months. Other times termed the sweet truffle due to its exquisite aromas, it is the most precious of the black truffles, and the second most desired one after the Tuber magnatum pico. The Tuber melanosporum has a distinctively deep earthy aroma with a full-bodied and somewhat peppery flavour. Indulge in them naturally; a few raw slices accompanied only by some tasty hard cheeses and meats and an excellent olive oil. Shave them over any hot dish, as the perfect finish to a lovely cut of marbled beef. Sautée them in oil, or have them in any creamy sauce, the Tuber melanosporum marries perfectly with fat. There are endless delicious possibilities with this unique gem.

Origin & Season

Shabaz oak woods Serbia.
Harvest season from late September to December.

Characteristics

Typically, rather small, although they can vary from the size of a hazelnut and up to the size of an orange. The colder temperature in the soil, the smaller and more compact they are, and therefore, packed with more flavour. Outside is insignificantly knobby with small black colour warts that are not very prominent and usually come round in shape.

Uniquely fragrant with clear woody, earthy notes, peppery to the nose with aromas like saffron, petrol and dark chocolate. An exquisite, robust taste packed with umami and rich flavours of dark chocolate, freshly ground pepper, roasted coffee, and so many more, so full of complexity.

Serving/Pairs with

This diamond may be enjoyed in thick slices and simply served raw with quality olive oil and hard goat cheese; you truly will sense the sweetness of it. Or thinly shave it over a perfectly marbled,grilled prime cut rib-eye. Tuber melanosporum is a perfect match for fat, so they are also greatly enjoyed sautéed in oil that will enhance the peppery taste of the truffle. Another exquisite pairing is with creamy, buttery sauces served with some veal, beef, vegetables or pasta. A diamond is always the perfect fit for any royal dish.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Directions

It is essential that you clean a truffle only a few minutes before it is put to use. Rinse it under a thin stream of cold water and use a small brush for the more stubborn parts. If light soil is found in its captivities and your brush does not fit, carve out what remains utilising just the edge of a knife.

Shelf life & Storage

Shelf life: 7 days

Store: A truffle should always be savoured as fresh as possible. Nevertheless, you can keep it for a few days after it has been foraged, by storing it correctly. Let the soil remain around the truffle when you store it to help maintain its freshness. Wrap them individually in paper or an airy fabric and change this wrapping at least once a day.

Store them in your fridge in a container that is not airtight – the truffle needs to breathe. Please have in mind that many dairy products including eggs (and your kid’s milk chocolate) will absorb the truffle aroma, in which you may choose to store the truffles rather in a wine cabinet (at the cooler part) than in your regular fridge. Well, only if you do not like to have the pleasant aromas of truffles in your other products.

If you store them for a few days, it is critical to constantly monitor their maturity. With the slightest sign that the truffle is softening, you are highly encouraged to use it immediately, for its maturity is deteriorating rapidly and these gems of the Earth should never go to waste.

Tuber borchii
White spring truffle
Average weight: 28g-500g

Intro

The Tuber borchii, also called the white spring truffle, is the younger sibling of the mighty Tuber magnatum pico. Though in a junior league compared to its superior sister, the white spring truffle is sometimes too easily dismissed. As a truffle lover, you can enjoy these truffles with various dishes. Tuber borchii are present only for a short period in the Southern European spring, and they are a pleasant enrichment to lighter spring dishes like salads, cold meats and creamy cheeses.

Origin & Season

Shabaz oak woods Serbia.
Harvest season from late February to May.

Characteristics

The Tuber borchii is a moderately small truffle from the size of a nut, about 5 g, up to the size of a hen’s egg, about 30 g. It has colour variations from white with some lighter brown tones to a brown with more red tones. The flesh displays a bright white marble, crossed by grand veins on an off-white to pale brown colour. Both aroma and taste are less intense, but ever-present remains the delight of the white truffle, with a stronger note of garlic.

Serving/Pairs with

White spring truffles pairs with lighter dishes that benefit from adding some garlic as a predominant taste. Like its older sibling, it is also only to be served raw, in thin slices, strips or finely grated on to your culinary preparations. When adding the white spring truffle, please let your dish rest until that its temperature has slightly cooled as intense heat may decrease aromas and tastes.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Directions

It is essential that you clean a truffle only a few minutes before it is put to use. Rinse it under a thin stream of cold water and use a small brush for the more stubborn parts. If light soil is found in its captivities and your brush does not fit, carve out what remains utilising just the edge of a knife.

Shelf life & Storage

Shelf life: 7 days

Store: A truffle should always be savoured as fresh as possible. Nevertheless, you can keep it for a few days after it has been foraged, by storing it correctly. Let the soil remain around the truffle when you store it to help maintain its freshness. Wrap them individually in paper or an airy fabric and change this wrapping at least once a day.

Store them in your fridge in a container that is not airtight – the truffle needs to breathe. Please have in mind that many dairy products including eggs (and your kid’s milk chocolate) will absorb the truffle aroma, in which you may choose to store the truffles rather in a wine cabinet (at the cooler part) than in your regular fridge. Well, only if you do not like to have the pleasant aromas of truffles in your other products.

If you store them for a few days, it is critical to constantly monitor their maturity. With the slightest sign that the truffle is softening, you are highly encouraged to use it immediately, for its maturity is deteriorating rapidly and these gems of the Earth should never go to waste.

Tuber aestivum vitt
Black summer truffle
Average weight: 28g-500g

Intro

Tuber aestivum, more often called the black summer truffle, is the most common and utilised of all truffles. If mature, it is moderately pungent, offering a fairly intense aroma with hints of vanilla and hazel. It is superb freshly zested over typical summer dishes like grilled vegetables, fish, light meat and chicken. The black summer truffle also shines in low-temperature sauces, when making salami, crème or oils, or dehydrate them and mix with various spices and salt.

Origin & Season

Shabaz oak woods Serbia.
Harvest season from late May to August.

Characteristics

You will find Tuber aestivum in variations between light and dark colour brown with clearly defined pyramidal warts that have a brown colour. The inside displays white marbling veins on an off-white cream to a hazel brown surface. Tuber aestivum offers a pleasant and delicate flavour with straightforward notes of earthiness, hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla.

Serving/Pairs with

Tuber aestivum should only be zested as fresh, unlike its relatives that may also be sliced or shaved. Zest it over whatever you have from the grill, vegetables, veal or chicken, fish or beef, with some quality oil as a final touch. Or use it in any of your homemade sauces, crèmes, oils or spice mixes, either fresh or dehydrated.

Suitability

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose-free, Kosher (KLBD), Nut Free.

Directions

It is essential that you clean a truffle only a few minutes before it is put to use. Rinse it under a thin stream of cold water and use a small brush for the more stubborn parts. If light soil is found in its captivities and your brush does not fit, carve out what remains utilising just the edge of a knife.

Shelf life & Storage

Shelf life: 7 days

Store: A truffle should always be savoured as fresh as possible. Nevertheless, you can keep it for a few days after it has been foraged, by storing it correctly. Let the soil remain around the truffle when you store it to help maintain its freshness. Wrap them individually in paper or an airy fabric and change this wrapping at least once a day.

Store them in your fridge in a container that is not airtight – the truffle needs to breathe. Please have in mind that many dairy products including eggs (and your kid’s milk chocolate) will absorb the truffle aroma, in which you may choose to store the truffles rather in a wine cabinet (at the cooler part) than in your regular fridge. Well, only if you do not like to have the pleasant aromas of truffles in your other products.

If you store them for a few days, it is critical to constantly monitor their maturity. With the slightest sign that the truffle is softening, you are highly encouraged to use it immediately, for its maturity is deteriorating rapidly and these gems of the Earth should never go to waste.

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