White Truffle Oil
This extra virgin olive oil is delicately infused with 6% genuine white truffle (Tuber magnatum), the maximum infusion possible. It adds a wonderful earthy musk to any dish, ideal for use in risottos, stocks and soups, or drizzled over meat. It makes a particularly good accompaniment to wild mushrooms.
|Region / Origin / PDO||Kastoria, Pieria and Ionnina in Northern Greece|
Pavlina supplies all of our truffle products.
She spends much of her time hunting for white truffles in various forests around Greece. These truffles cannot be cultivated, she explains, and this is why she undertakes these journeys. She always hunts alone, accompanied only by her dogs. It is a challenging endeavour, she admits, as there is always the uncertainty of not finding any truffles, and when you do, there is a lot of digging involved which can be quite a strenuous effort. Truffles have existed in Greece since ancient times, she tells us, but unlike Italy with its long-standing truffle hunting traditions, it is only recently that the practice has become popular.
Pavlina’s truffle oil and other products were created by her desire to preserve this rare fungus so that truffle lovers are able to enjoy it throughout the year. Shelaughs when she admits that she doesn’t like the taste of truffle very much – it’s “the suspense of the hunt”, that she loves, “that’s what’s most special”.