Earthier and more robust, black truffles from central Italy are a whole different ingredient than the white truffles from the north — which means we eat them differently, too! Instead of being shaved, black truffles are often grated into warm butter with a touch of garlic, salt, and pepper to make a rich dish of truffle tagliatelle. This aromatic sauce is the perfect match to the long silken strands of tagliatelle, made by our pasta artisans using simple, high-quality ingredients.
Complete the meal with Grana Padano DOP. Made according to centuries of tradition in northern Italy, freshly grated Grana Padano DOP boasts complex, savory flavors that will take your dish to the next level.
Sounds pretty “grate,” right? Make this decadent dish of truffle tagliatelle for two in 20 minutes with our recipe!
Tagliatelle al Tartufo (Pasta with Black Truffle)
Recipe courtesy of Eataly
Yield: 2 servings
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil, and season until it is as salty as the sea.
Cook the tagliatelle in the boiling water until tender yet al dente, about 2 minutes. In the meantime, heat the truffle butter in a medium-sized saucepan until it has melted, being careful not to let it burn. Add the garlic and a scant pinch of salt and pepper, and grate in the black truffle.
Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water, and add to the pan with the butter sauce. Toss over high heat to coat the pasta, adding pasta water if necessary to loosen the sauce.
Divide among two heated bowls, and season with freshly ground pepper, to taste. Grate the Grana Padano DOP (if using), add a few shaving of fresh truffle for a garnish (if desired), and enjoy immediately.
Stock your pantry! Find fresh truffles and truffle products online or at your local Eataly. Buon appetito!