Giveaway: Truffled Honey

Update: The gods at random.org have smiled on Julie D.! Julie, send me your mailing address and the mushroom people will mail you your honey.

The nice people at FungusAmongUs sent me a decadent little gift: honey with white truffles. I could smell the heady aroma of truffles before I even opened the jar. Would you like some? Read on!

Truffles are the famous European fungus that sell for outrageous amounts of money, and are judiciously used at the finest restaurants. I’ve dabbled with truffle oil, but fantasize about one day being able to cook with some fresh truffle. The reality is though, if I ever did garner myself a truffle, I’d probably be paralyzed with indecision on how to use it.

One of my best restaurant meals of all time included truffles. I was traveling to San Francisco for work, and was staying the weekend. Prowling around after 9:00 for some dinner, I stumbled upon Boulevard. I was welcomed warmly (even in my jeans and pink sneakers), and I chose a seat at the chef station.

I enjoyed a delicious meal while watching the young chefs feverishly put together that evening’s small plates. In between rushes, they kindly answered ¬†questions. A few of the servers adopted me in my loneliness, and doted on me (including bringing me a complimentary dessert of adorable little homemade cookies.)

I tasted foie gras for the first time in a little amuse bouche that included tart cherry jam and diminuitive toasts. My appetizer was a goat cheese ravioli with shaved truffles, and my main course was wild boar. Amazing. Eating alone at a fancy restaurant is almost preferable to having company–there is nothing to distract you from enjoying every bite.

Truffles-I’ll take them where I can get them, and here they are suspended in golden honey. The truffle flavor is pronounced, so a little goes a long way.Apparently my youngest has fancy taste…here he is absconding with my truffle honey.

We’ve enjoyed this treat simply: drizzled on shaved parmesan, dripped over crostini with goat cheese, and mixed with yogurt cheese and stuffed in medjol dates. I think my next experiment will be mixing up some truffle honey mustard.

Would you like to try truffled honey? Leave a comment by Wednesday night (September 7). I’ll randomly select a winner, and FungusAmongUs will send you some. Tell me how you would enjoy it. If you like their facebook page, leave a another comment telling me, and get another chance to win.

They have more truffle products, including truffle oil, salt, and mustard. FungusAmongUs also has an interesting selection of dried mushrooms that you can use in soups and sauces.

Good luck!

Giveaway and Review Policy: While I was given this product to try for free, I was not compensated for my post and my opinions are my own. I don’t accept anything I wouldn’t consider buying myself.

Comments 12

  1. Alyssa Costa wrote:

    The truffle honey stuffed in medjol dates sounds wonderful! I would also love to try the truffle honey on homemade biscuits.

    Posted 06 Sep 2011 at 3:14 am
  2. Jen M-K wrote:

    “dripped over crostini with goat cheese”? SIGN ME UP! Also, maybe, drizzled on pears or some other such fruit?

    Posted 06 Sep 2011 at 12:01 pm
  3. Callie wrote:

    Mmmm. You know how crazy I am about honey and I am having serious withdrawl now that you don’t have bees. :( I think I would drizzle this honey over a spinach salad with carrots, onions, goat cheese crumbles and maybe some candied nuts.

    Posted 06 Sep 2011 at 12:50 pm
  4. Sarah H wrote:

    I think I would try it with fresh mozzarella. My recent devouring of our burrata with lavender honey leads me to believe I would enjoy this combo as well.

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 11:38 am
  5. Crystal Cutthroat wrote:

    Mmmm, i would deffinitly love to make some honey butter biscuits but with truffle honey. Or maybe use it for some yummy lamb ribs!

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 1:40 pm
  6. Alyssa Costa wrote:

    I like FungusAmongUs on facebook. :)

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 4:23 pm
  7. Julie Dawson wrote:

    Mmm…truffle honey over goat cheese and toasted nuts!

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 7:19 pm
  8. P wrote:

    With a straight face, I thought to myself, “I like me some of your honey too, but unfortunately your bees are dead. Maybe this give-a-way can fill the void.”

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 8:33 pm
  9. Dylan G. wrote:

    Honey on a buttered biscuit is pretty much my death row meal. Sign me up!

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 9:52 pm
  10. ~m wrote:

    Truthfully, I’ve never tasted a truffle let alone seen one; I’d want to try this honey in an espresso.

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 10:45 pm
  11. mz elusive wrote:

    I “like” FungusAmongUs on facebook. They have a wonderful variety of organic mushrooms; I ordered three kinds.

    Posted 07 Sep 2011 at 10:48 pm
  12. Bethany G. wrote:

    I’m not sure what I would do. I never imagined that I could splurge on such an item.

    Posted 08 Sep 2011 at 2:32 am

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