What’s the best truffle oil?
For this article, we tried out several top brands of truffle oil, both white and black. We were looking for the best taste, overall flavor profile and value.
Truffle oil is one of those confusing products, where many makers make various claims about how authentic their product is. There is little regulation as to whether truffle oil has to contain actual truffles—or just synthetic ingredients that mimic truffle aroma.
Bottom line: we recommended these truffle oils based on our taste tests, not on whether they are using organic or synthetic ingredients.
For the best white truffle oil, we’d recommend TruffleHunter’s White Truffle Oil. Made in the UK, it has both “white truffles” and “white truffle flavors” that are suspended in olive oil (which is a common base for truffle oil). Here’s why we liked it:
What We Liked
• Mild, rich flavor with fragrant aroma. We tried this truffle oil with risotto and were impressed with the results, compared to its competitors.
• No GMO’s.
• No MSG.
What Needs Work
• Flavor is too artificial? We liked the flavor of this white truffle oil, but dissenters say it is too artificial.