The 7 Best Truffle Honeys
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Honey has some extremely interesting characteristics, such as its ability to absorb and preserve aromas and other compounds from various types of fungi. And if you're a fan of flavorful cuisine, you may know that the different kinds of truffles are some of the boldest mushroom-like foods on the planet. These delicately infused preparations will go well on a wide variety of dishes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 06, 2019:
Unlike truffle oils, which don't really have the chemical ability to extract flavor from the fungus, honey can realistically separate the aroma and taste from the natural product, and thanks to its antibacterial properties even acts as a natural preservative and keeps everything relatively fresh. If you're going for a perfectly smooth texture, try the Urbani or Caviar Line; the former doesn't have any specks of material, fungal or otherwise, yet still has a pungent flavor, while the latter has a single large slice of truffle suspended in the jar. Clear on the opposite end of the spectrum, the Truffles USA option is packed with about 3 times as much of the actual tuber as what most other brands claim, plus, it doesn't list any artificial aromas or "natural flavor" on its label, which is an excellent sign. Maison Pebeyre makes a line of delicious and exotic additives, and their honey is just as popular as the rest, if not more so. We also included a truffle syrup, because while that is somewhat unconventional, it can lend a very interesting profile to the right sausage, and even makes a worthwhile addition to some desserts -- in fact, I dare you to drizzle a little bit over some vanilla bean ice cream.
At the end of the day, though, it's all about flavor. The Giusto and TruffleHunter both get particularly great reviews from consumers as well as chefs and party hosts, so they're both very safe additions to your charcuterie board. And should you get the urge to make your own truffle butter or other products, the Special Honors section will point you towards a couple of the most reputable North American truffle distributors.
Regalis Foods Ian Purkayastha, AKA "Truffle Boy," isn't yet 30 years old and has been providing some of the finest and most famous establishments in the USA with their most premium ingredients for years. He's been featured on more than a few popular media outlets and collaborated with chefs such as David Chang of Momofuku fame. His import business is practically a fixture among Michelin-starred restaurants in America, so you can be certain that his truffles, as memorable and well-known an ingredient as just about any, will be of the highest quality. regalisfoods.com
D'artagnan, LLC This supplier is especially popular among mid-level to high-end restaurants across the US. They offer 4 different varieties of truffle throughout the year including the complex uncinatum and delicate magnatum. They can also hook you up with a wide range of additional haute cuisine components that you might otherwise have trouble getting your hands on. dartagnan.com