Easy Truffle Cheese Scrambled Eggs

by Lael Hazan on February 27, 2012

Sometimes it is nice to change even the most traditional dishes, and that’s how these truffle cheese scrambled eggs were created. Although we adore our girls, there are times when it is nice just to be the two of us.  We were reminded of this again when both girls had sleepovers at friend’s homes.  We woke up late on a Sunday morning and didn’t have to rush anywhere.  We were able to enjoy each other’s company like the, still in love, married couple that we are.  I made these easy eggs with Sottocenere truffle cheese and Giuliano pronounced them delicious.

Recently, at one of our hands-on Italian cooking classes in our home in Sarasota Florida, we served some Sottocenere – Italian truffle cheese – during the break we take to taste interesting Italian cheeses and meats.  Sottocenere literally means “under cinders”.  I don’t know why, but Giuliano hates it when I call it “under soot”, he prefers “under ash”.  It is a soft cow’s milk cheese from the Veneto region and has a mild creamy flavor.  The rind is covered in grey ash that not only acts as a preservative but also adds subtle flavors. The magnificence of this cheese is in the black truffles that fleck it throughout.  Served at room temperature, the aroma is elegant and intoxicating.

We were lucky enough to have some of the cheese leftover after the class so I decided to use it to enrich our romantic Sunday morning eggs.  We like to use relatively few ingredients but the best possible.  I used dried oregano from Sicily.  The aroma was fabulous. I used Safest Choice pasteurized eggs.  As many of you know, I’ve been diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer.  While having a Daliesque roller coaster experience of good days and bad, I have to be particularly careful of not getting sick so pasteurized eggs, which eliminate the fear of salmonella, are an easy choice for us. Giuliano is quite impressed with them and (full disclosure) is a spokesperson for Safest Choice.


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Sara{OneTribeGourmet} March 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Lael, such a romantic post and what a delicious way to start off a cozy Sunday! I’m going to look for the Sottocenere cheese and try this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

Rosa February 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

It is a pleasure to read you again…

Easy, but so delicious and refined tasting!

I am so sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with cancer. Wishing you a fast recovery.



Jamie February 27, 2012 at 8:32 am

What a lovely ending to a fun post. Old, still in love couple. Isn’t it wonderful? And don’t you love date nights? This is such a simple yet elegant and romantic dish to share together. I have never heard of Truffle Cheese but am really intrigued and I have to look for it now.

I am so happy to see you back writing and posting…. very happy. xoxo

Kit February 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

Those sound wonderful, Lael. Truffle with eggs is such a perfect combination! And just the right way of celebrating a lazy Sunday when the kids are sleeping over elsewhere.
I’m sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis – wishing you all the best in overcoming it.

Lael Hazan February 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

Thanks, I’m having a roller coaster experience with the cancer, but at least I eat very well.

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