One of our favorite ingredients to use here at Mulino is Umbrian Truffles. If you haven’t had the chance to experience the taste of a truffle yet head on over to Mulino! It is a taste that is not to be forgotten. Let’s learn more about where truffles come from and what they taste like.
All About Truffles
Truffles are more abundant in Umbria than in any other part of Italy, and black truffles can often be hunted year-round but they also have white truffles in the spring. Every Umbrian either hunts truffles themselves or knows someone who does. Hunting spots are fiercely guarded secrets, passed down through families over hundreds of years. Truffle hunters will often double back on themselves and take long, confusing routes to their patches just to ensure anyone watching or following them is thrown off the scent. If you ever get the chance to visit Umbria there are guided hunts where you can experience this first hand.
What Does a Truffle Taste Like?
The flavor of truffle is entirely unique, and for many, it’s completely worth the expense. A truffle is earthy with hints of garlic and an underlying nuttiness, truffle is a flavor experience like no other. As a fungus, they have the same deep earthy taste as mushrooms, but this can’t begin to cover what makes them so delectable. One of the best parts of a truffle is the smell!
One of our most popular dishes at Mulino is made with Umbrian Black Truffle. Order the Gnocchi Tartufo as your entree to experience the amazing truffle flavors. Make your reservations in advance today!