About Black Garlic
Black Garlic is normal garlic that we grow here on our property that then spends 40 days in our custom built oven. During those 40 days, the natural sugars in the garlic break down which turns it jet black and sweet and sticky, a bit like a dried fruit.
Being such a mild flavour, it is best not cooked like you would fresh garlic. Instead, use it as a garnish to top a dish so that you get the pop of it's unique flavour. The flavour is sweet yet savoury all at the same time with a rich caramelised earthiness.
Black Garlic has become a popular ingredient for chefs all around the world, including some of the top restaurants in Melbourne as well as locally here in some of our world class restaurants in Daylesford and Central Victoria. Black garlic is an ideal ingredient for making purees and aioli’s or simply used as a garnish.
The health benefits of Black Garlic are also something that has been well documented and it is even sold world wide in Health Food Stores. “The compound S-allylcysteine, a natural component of fresh garlic and a derivative of the amino acid cysteine, was found in much greater concentrations in black garlic and is thought to help lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of cancer”, reports HealthMad.com.
Fresh garlic is known to contain antibiotic, antifungal and antioxidant qualities in its active ingredient, allicin. The process of turning this fresh garlic into Black Garlic means all of these benefits are concentrated, making this unbelievably tasty ingredient super healthy for you too!
What does Black Garlic go with?
Our favourite way of serving Black Garlic is peeled straight from the clove, sliced thinly and balanced on a generous slice of a good blue vein cheese and cracker.
Upgrade your eggs with delicious chuncks of Black Garlic. Not only will it add sweet bursts of umami, but will elevate any dish you serve them with.
Yep, that's right! Black Garlic is sweet enough that it pairs beautifully with dark chocolate! Who would have thought?
When it pairs so beautifully with cheese its no surprise Black Garlic makes a perfect contribution to a charcuterie board.
Whether its prawns or mussels, fish or lobster, Black Garlic is the perfect accompaniment.
The intense flavours of mushrooms are taken to a next level with Black Garlic.
Plain ice cream is nothing compared to black garlic ice cream. Simply fold through Black Garlic chuncks before serving, and you will seem like the ice cream master!
Actually come to think of it, who needs to pair it with anything?? It's perfect straight out of the tub!!
Still not inspired? Check out our recipes!