What is truffle pizza?
Truffle pizza is any type of pizza that is either topped or infused with truffles. These truffles are a type of fungi (like mushrooms, not chocolate) that grow underground and are prized for their unique flavor. They can be difficult to harvest since they grow underground and, thus, can be quite expensive.
What types of truffles are used for pizza?
Because truffles can be pricey, truffle oil is often used to flavor pizza. Unfortunately, truffle oil often doesn’t contain real truffles and uses artificial ingredients to mimic the flavor of truffles. This is not just due to the high cost of truffles, but because oils with real truffles can quickly lose their flavor.
The most common types of real truffles used for pizza are white or black truffles. Summer truffles and winter truffles are used seasonally.
What does truffle pizza taste like?
Truffle pizza can vary greatly in taste depending on the type of truffle used and how it is prepared. However, because truffles are fungi, like mushrooms, they can have a somewhat similar taste. Many people say that truffle pizza has a rich, earthy flavor with hints of nuttiness. Some also say that it has a slightly sweet taste.
More specifically, white truffles have a strong, earthy flavor that goes well with cheese and other toppings. Black truffles are less pungent and have a more delicate flavor. Summer truffles are only available for a few months during the summer, and they have a slightly sweeter flavor than other types of truffles. Winter truffles are the most expensive type of truffle, and they have a very intense flavor that is perfect for dishes with strong flavors.
Where can I get pizza with real truffles?
You can get” truffle pizza” at many specialty pizza shops. Keep in mind that most use truffle oil for the flavoring, not real truffles. Additionally, those that do serve real truffles may only offer them seasonally. If you’re looking to try some of the best truffle pizzas out there, here is an interactive map of where you can find them.
How can I make truffle pizza?
Simply put, because truffles are delicate, they should be enjoyed raw. This means you’ll want to add them after baking your pizza as usual. Add your desired amount of truffle shavings and/or truffle seasoning just before serving. Enjoy!
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Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.