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The Truffleist is a company based out of Long Island City, Queens that produces handcrafted, small-batch truffle products. We aim to bring our customers the highest quality products to create delicious, unique dishes. Many of our base ingredients are locally sourced from other small producers while our truffles are imported from countries such as Italy, France, and Spain. Supporting other companies based in NY state keeps our footprint low and our quality high while encouraging the growth of small business and entrepreneurship.

In November 2013, Jimmy Kunz began making his flagship truffle butter as a holiday gift for friends and family. The response was overwhelmingly positive and inspired him to create The Truffleist. Since starting his company he has added five additional truffle products to his line as well as creating a seasonal food popup, "Cheesesteaks by The Truffleist" in 2014.