Homemade Black Truffle Oil

Craft your own gourmet Homemade Black Truffle Oil, combining the luxurious flavor of black truffles with premium extra virgin olive oil. This easy-to-follow recipe infuses your kitchen with the rich, earthy essence of truffles, perfect for drizzling over your favorite dishes. A touch of this oil transforms simple meals into exquisite culinary experiences, making it a must-have in any food lover's collection.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
1440 minutes
Active Time
10 minutes
Total Time
1450 minutes
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- 1 cup of high-quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of black truffle shavings


Step 1 - Warm the Olive Oil

Gently heat the olive oil in a saucepan over low heat. It should be warm but not hot to the touch.

Step 2 - Add Black Truffle Shavings

Remove the oil from the heat and add the black truffle shavings. Stir well.

Step 3 - Infuse

Allow the mixture to infuse for at least 24 hours at room temperature. The longer it infuses, the stronger the truffle flavor will be.

Step 4 - Strain and Store

Strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean, dry bottle. Seal the bottle tightly.

Step 5 - Use

Drizzle your black truffle oil over dishes as a finishing oil. Do not use it for cooking, as high heat can diminish its flavor.

What Are Black Truffles?

Black truffles, also known as "black diamonds" in the culinary world, are highly prized edible fungi that grow underground near the roots of certain trees, primarily oak and hazelnut. They are harvested with the help of specially trained dogs or pigs, which can detect their strong aroma through the soil. Black truffles are renowned for their rich flavor and aroma, which can enhance a wide variety of dishes.

What Do Black Truffles Taste Like?

Black truffles are known for their deep, earthy, and complex flavors with hints of chocolate, nuts, and a subtle woody aroma. They possess a unique taste that's both savory and slightly sweet, often described as umami. The flavor of black truffles is more intense and robust compared to their white counterparts, making them a cherished ingredient in gourmet cooking.

Where can I buy Black Truffles?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy Black Truffles directly from foragers and cultivators.

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