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Italian Fresh Black Summer Truffles

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$20

Italian Fresh Black Summer Truffles are sweet and earthy, perfect for any dish. These truffles are considered the most commonly available type of truffle, and with a taste and aroma notably milder than that of white winter truffles, they're ideal for those who prefer more understated flavors or who seek a uniquely stunning garnish.

NOTE:

(1) The season for these truffles runs from March to September.

(2) Fresh truffles vary in size and weight. Exact weight is not guaranteed upon delivery, but our truffle experts work to pick the best fresh truffles as close to the weight you order as possible.

(3) The price of fresh truffles can vary often and depends on market conditions. If you schedule your order for delivery later than the closest available delivery date, your final invoice will reflect the product's prevailing price when it is shipped, which may differ from when it was first placed.

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Approximate shipping time is 1 business day
FEATURES

Fresh Summer Black Truffles Whole (Tuber Aestivum Vitt.) - from 0.1 lb-1 lb, Italy.

    • Considered the most commonly available type of truffle.
    • The interior is the color of milk chocolate and permeated with a web of whitish veins.
    • Has a distinctly earthy, slightly sweet flavor with delicate hints of hazelnut and cocoa aromas, but is significantly milder than white winter truffles.
 

What Should I Know About the Black Summer Truffle?

Also known as Tuber Aestivum Vitt., it’s a summer variety of black truffles. In Italy, where they’re collected, Mother Nature arranged that summer truffles are found in the same places as winter fungi.

Summer truffles have a black firm and lumpy surface. Their outer skin is quite tough, but this adds a special crisp to the mushroom when it’s sliced or shaved over a dish.

A good fresh summer black truffle should have a pale beige interior permeated with white veins and a mild smell of mushroom, nut, and wet earth.

How to Use Summer Black Truffles in Cooking?

Because summer truffles feature a very subtle aroma, you’d better add them fresh to your dishes. So, high temperature, which is an essential tool for cooking, won’t destroy the special flavor of the fungus. This very flavor will complement the general savor of your pasta or baked potato with some mushroomy and nutty notes. 

Before adding truffles to the dish, make sure they are clean. If there’s any dirt or gravel on a mushroom, brush it gently with a toothbrush or soft damp tissue. To remove anything like little stones, lodged in the crevices of the mushroom, use a short sharp knife.

Truffles best reveal their flavor in paper-thin slices or shaves. We recommend using a special truffle shaver or mandolin. A very sharp knife will also help, but the slices won’t be much uniform.

How many truffles will be enough for a perfect dinner? 

Because the aroma of summer black truffles is less intense than that of their winter cousins, generous portions are welcome. 

The summer mushroom won’t overshadow the smells and tastes of other flavorful ingredients. Rather, it’ll unobtrusively assimilate into your dish and share its best with it.

To highlight the truffle flavor in the dish, you may also use some truffle butter or truffle oil.

How Do I Order Italian Black Summer Truffles Online?

If you’re buying fresh truffles, please mind that you should pre-order them and the delivery will take four-seven business days. Truffles are a particularly perishable delicacy. We want you to receive it at its best.

The price for your order will depend on the actual weight of the truffles shipped.

Details
Keep RefrigeratedBetween 32 to 40 °F (0 to 4 °C).
PreparationFresh and whole.
PackagingResealable bag.
ShippingProduct is perishable and will be shipped via Overnight Shipping.
Shelf Life Refrigerated5 to 7 days.
CookingIt’s usually best not to cook truffles, as a little heat will release their aroma, but a lot of heat will destroy it. For best results, freshly grated or sliced truffles should be applied over a just-served, still-hot dish.
Storage TypeKeep dry, refrigerated, and away from air currents. Use a paper towel to gently remove moisture, then wrap each truffle in a new paper towel and store it in an airtight container.
Common UsesGrating or shaving over fresh, hot pasta, risotto, potatoes, creamy soups and sauces, egg and cheese dishes, or canapés and hors d’oeuvres; inserting shavings under poultry skin before cooking; making truffle cream, butter, or cheese.
Gluten-FreeYes.
BrandMarky's.
Delivery

This product is perishable and will be shipped by Overnight Shipping.

Approximate shipping time is 1 business day.

If you place your order today before 2 PM Eastern Time, its earliest possible delivery date is Tue, July 23, 2024. Otherwise, it may take an extra day for it to be delivered.

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