What Is Truffle Butter?

Truffle butter is the combination of freshly churned, high-quality butter and finely chopped and blended truffles, refrigerated until set and used in cooking. It can be used to baste meats, as a flavor enhancer for eggs or potatoes, or as a sauce base.

As truffles are perishable, with a shelf life of only about two weeks, combining them with butter is a simple way to extend their use. As truffles have a rich, earthy flavor, only a small amount is required to create a pungent truffle butter, making it an excellent way to add the essence of the fungi to any savory dish.