Fresh Black Winter Truffle (Perigord)

# 040903 by Marky's
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0.9 - 1.1 oz # 040903 Available by pre-order (4 — 7 business days)
$76.80

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Fresh Black Winter Truffle (Perigord)

Fresh Black Winter Truffle (Perigord) (Whole) (Tuber Melanosporum) - 0.9-1.1 oz/25-30 gr, France or Italy.

More or less a round shape, the black winter truffle's size can go up to the size of an apple and even bigger, but it usually weighs around 1-3 oz. It's skin has a pyramidal scale and its flesh goes from grayish to black with thin white veins when mature. The black winter truffle, also known as the Perigord truffle, comes from France or Italy and is a rare delicacy, available for sale from the end of November to the end of February. So, if you’re planning a Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, including something with truffles in it will be a brilliant idea. Also, a modest package of these “black diamonds” will be a surprising gift for your dear foodie.

How Do You Know You’re Buying Real Black Perigord Truffles?

Here are a few tips on how you can make sure that you’re buying the black Perigord truffle (Tuber Melanosporum), and not its summer cousin.

  • You’re purchasing it in late fall or in winter, obviously.
  • It has a potato-like shape and dark black or charcoal skin with pyramidal warts.
  • When you cut it, you can see that it’s also black on the inside, and its black interior is pervaded with white veins.
  • If it’s fresh, you’ll smell an enticing mixture of aromas: mushroom, wet earth, strawberry, and raw cocoa.

What Does Your Order Look Like?

You’ll receive a package of fresh truffles, shipped from France or Italy in the days before. Because we deliver natural truffles, the size and color of each individual mushroom may be different. While the price is set for one ounce, the typical weight of the truffles is about 1.3 oz. You’ll be charged based on the actual weight of your order and current market price.

How Do You Store Black Winter Truffles?

The shelf life of the Perigord truffle is 5-7 days. Here’s what you should do to keep these mushrooms safe and sound until the day you use them:

 

  • The truffles should be dry. Use a paper towel to gently remove moisture from them.
  • Wrap each mushroom in a new paper towel and put it into an airtight container. Place the container on the upper shelf of the fridge.
  • Change the wrapping towels daily and wipe moisture from the truffles, if needed.

How Do You Add Fresh Black Truffles to Your Menu?

One thing to remember is that fresh truffles shouldn’t be cooked thoroughly like other fresh mushrooms. Actually, you’ll eat the truffle raw.

Slice a truffle and top prepared dishes with these fragrant paper-thin slices. Or, add a few slices towards the very end of cooking, right before you turn off the heat.

Black truffles ideally accompany your pasta, foie gras, and risotto.

Price for each truffle. You are charged based on the actual product weight shipped. Actual price may vary due to the current market value. Truffles are formed naturally in the ground therefore each truffle may vary slightly in size and color.

 

Product Features

Quantity in stock Available by pre-order
SKU 040903
Packaging Paper bag
Preparation Fresh
Shelf Life Refrigerated 5 to 7 Days
Storage Type Refrigerated
Shipping Product is perishable and will be shipped via Overnight shipping

Shipping options

This product is available by pre-order only.

Approximate shipping time is usually 4 — 7 business days.

Your order will be shipped once all pre-order products arrive.