Found buried beneath the ground, truffles are edible fungi, kind of like everyday mushrooms, that often appear in black and white varieties. Both colors are prized for their earthy flavors with a few subtle differences.
The Best Pasta and Truffles for Tuscan-Inspired Truffle Pasta
Black truffles are typically associated with a mixture of chocolaty, nutty, and woodsy notes with undertones of the humble mushroom. On the other hand, white truffles are known for a more garlicky flavor with a hint of shallot and a deep musky aroma. Despite their slight differences in flavors, both are equally tasty — so we are not going to force you to make a choice.
This recipe can easily be adapted to either truffle thanks to Urbani Truffle Thrills Black Truffles Mushrooms Sauce and Urbani Truffle Thrills White Truffles and Porcini Sauce: simply choose one or the other depending on your preference and follow the recipe. Either will add a burst of truffle flavor that does not disappoint.
For the perfect pasta, we suggest trying a ribbed rigatoni pasta like Mantova Bronze Cut Rigatoni Pasta. With this tubular pasta, every bite will be covered in truffle flavor. If you’re craving even more truffle flavor, you may want to add a dash of Summer Truffle Salt by Pebeyre or even slices of real truffle to garnish your dish. Whatever you decide, you’re in for a taste of the finer things in life.