Stunning fresh Italian Black Summer Truffles; fresh from the roots of some of Europe's oldest trees in Umbria where they are hunted wild exclusively for us. They have a far milder flavour and aroma than the autumn and winter varieties of black truffle, but have a light, delicate nutty characteristic and delightful crunchy exterior - perfect for shaving generously over hot, savoury, starchy, buttery, or cheesy dishes. Use liberally through salads this BBQ season - a lovely earthy counter balance to bitter leaves, or a sharp dressing.
Caring for your Fresh Truffles
Before anything else - remove them from the vacuum sealed packaging. They need to breathe and the poor things will suffocate if kept in this sealed packaging for more than two days.
Fresh Black Summer Truffles (Tuber Aestivum) will last up to 21 days if cared for and stored properly. Store air-tight, sitting on and surrounded by paper towels. Keep below 6 degrees. Allow the fresh truffles to breathe and air dry for 30-60 mins each day, and change the surrounding paper daily, to ensure the fresh truffles are kept dry.
All our fresh truffles, including these fresh black summer truffles, are delivered in specialist insulated packaging, maintaining a constant low temperature and ensuring they arrive to you as fresh and tasty as possible. We suggest you do not store your fresh truffle with rice as this will draw the flavour and aroma from the fresh truffle.