A couple of weeks ago, our guests Sue and Jeff brought a white truffle back from the Alba Truffle Festival. We served it up that evening with fresh tagliatelle and butter. We drank a 2003 Nebbiolo with it.
The next morning, there was enough of the truffle left over to make some creamy scrambled eggs -- over which I shaved the remains of the night before.
Truffles always surprise people. I think because they have a very intense aroma, people expect them to have an overwhelming taste, which they do not. The flavor is sublime.
There are not alot of truffles around this year. This is the opposite of what we expected, since we had a really wet spring.
Other dishes which are served in Piemonte with shaved white truffles include:
Goat Cheese (Robiola)i
Carpaccio (raw filet, thinly sliced)
Baby Ravioli filled with Fontina Cheese