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Fresh Truffles

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Fresh truffles at their best from France and Italy are available for sale at Marky’s every season. Winter whites, winter blacks, and summer blacks make the glorious gourmet collection we are so proud to share with you.
Whatever the season on the calendar, now you can buy the legendary truffles online and enjoy them at home. Just a few slices will flavor up your favorite dish, making it worth being listed on the menu of an haute couture restaurant.
Mind the truffles’ Latin names. They are often used in the lists of ingredients for truffle specialties’, like truffle oil or sauce. So, you’ll know for sure if an oil or sauce really contains the valuable fungus.
Italian Winter White
Tuber Magnatum.
The most expensive truffle with the most powerful aroma (and almost no particular taste).
Comes from the woodlands of Italy and can’t be cultivated in the orchard.
Firm, pale amber with grayish or brownish veining.
Use it raw as a condiment to your dishes for no longer than five days.
French Winter Black
Tuber Melanosporum.
Also known as the Périgord truffle or “black diamond” of the kitchen.
Looks like a potato with its dark, warty skin and tastes like heaven with its pungent, musky flavor.
When mature, has dark grayish flesh with white veins.
Acts perfectly as an ingredient, especially when added towards the end of the cooking process.
French Summer Black
Tuber Aestivum.
Considered the most commonly available type of truffles.
The interior is the color of milk chocolate and permeated with the web of whitish veins.
Has a distinguishing sweetish earthy flavor with delicate hints of hazelnut and cocoa.
Burgundy Winter Truffle
Tuber Uncinatum.
The fall variety of the summer truffle harvested from September to January.
Comes from the same region of France as the famous red wine.
Is less pungent than the typical winter truffle and mostly resembles the summer truffle with its flavors.
The prices you see in our store are set either for 1 oz. of truffles or for typical weight of 1.28 oz.
Please note that the actual weight of the shipped order may vary. So, you’ll be charged based on the actual weight delivered.
All fresh truffles are available by pre-order. This is how we ensure that you receive them at their best and freshest.
We ship truffles via FedEx Priority Overnight. And your delicate purchase will be delivered to you in four-seven business days after you made the order.
Winter truffles are usually packed in paper bags, while their summer cousins are packed in vacuum bags with rice. Such packages help keep truffles dry, thus preventing them from rotting, and retain their natural aroma.
The delivered truffles may slightly differ from one another in color and size. This is because these fungi are shipped to you right from the wild ground, where the only standard is the standard of the rich fragrance.
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Trying fresh truffles is definitely a thing to have on the bucket list. The truffle is one of the most enigmatic edible things that the Nature has to offer humans. Looking like a shriveled potato, once defined as the food of the devil, and used to make remedies in the past, this mysterious fungus will today cost you at least $40 per ounce.

But as soon as the smell of the truffle touches your nose, you’ll realize that was the worthiest expense in your life. You should be ready for it and know the details of buying good truffles and consuming them with the greatest enjoyment possible. Below, you’ll find answers to popular questions about truffles. Hope these facts, tips, and tricks will help you make informed and satisfying choices. Let’s go!

The flavor. It turns this featureless round bulb into a heavenly treat. Since ancient times, the flavor of the fresh truffle has been the source of inspiration for myth makers, pharmacists, chefs, and gourmets.

It is usually described as musky, earthy, grassy, nutty, and garlicky. All at once. And you’ll add your personal impression to this list after you try a slice of the fungus.

The flavor is also a perfect indicator of freshness of the truffle. If it makes you wrinkle up your nose and turn away, you definitely shouldn’t eat it.

Simply put, the truffle is a type of mushroom that grows underground, in the roots of oaks, hazelnuts, willows, and some other trees.

But not everywhere an oak tree can become home to little truffles. This oak tree should grow in the specific climate, where days are warm and moist, and nights are cool.

France and Italy can boast of such natural conditions and, as a result, of the world’s best quality truffle harvests. Still, not every truffle is a fancy edible delicacy. Out of 40 species of truffles (or even 70, as some sources claim), only about ten species can be enjoyed for dinner.

They are distinguished mainly by color and season.

  • Truffles can be black and white, depending on the soil where they grow and the trees that provide them with essential nutrients.
  • Truffles can be summer and winter, depending on the time when they are harvested.
  • At first glance, they may seem little potatoes covered with dirt or little lumps of wet soil, which smell like only truffles can smell. When you look closely at truffles, you’ll realize that each of them has its own, unique bumps and hollows.

    The skin of the fungus is rough like a lump of soil and should be firm like the skin of any fresh mushroom. If a truffle is squishy, it’s gone bad for sure.

    Not all of them, actually. Yet, cheap truffles are the same as a free lunch. There’s just no such thing. You already know that truffles are picky creatures that will grow only under particular natural conditions. Not every place on the Earth has such conditions or is good enough to create them with humans’ help.

    Yes, black truffles can be cultivated in special orchards. The experience of American farmers has proved that. But maintaining the ideal conditions in truffle orchards is a hard job, which will bring its priceless fruits several years after it’s started.

    Collecting truffles in the wild takes a well-versed hunter, a smart dog, and a lot of patience. Shipping of fresh fungi, which have been just dug out of the ground, should be swift and careful.

    So should be serving of this delicacy. Truffles have a very short self-life and will turn into flavorless little mushroom lumps five-ten days after they leave their homes under the trees.

    All these facts are always considered when the price for fresh truffles is set. Now you know what this number includes. Not all of them, actually. Yet, cheap truffles are the same as a free lunch. There’s just no such thing.

    You already know that truffles are picky creatures that will grow only under particular natural conditions. Not every place on the Earth has such conditions or is good enough to create them with humans’ help.

    Yes, black truffles can be cultivated in special orchards. The experience of American farmers has proved that. But maintaining the ideal conditions in truffle orchards is a hard job, which will bring its priceless fruits several years after it’s started.

    Collecting truffles in the wild takes a well-versed hunter, a smart dog, and a lot of patience. Shipping of fresh fungi, which have been just dug out of the ground, should be swift and careful.

    So should be serving of this delicacy. Truffles have a very short self-life and will turn into flavorless little mushroom lumps five-ten days after they leave their homes under the trees.

    All these facts are always considered when the price for fresh truffles is set. Now you know what this number includes.

    Truffles mostly accompany other foods and should be raw or very slightly cooked when added to them. High temperature will kill the aroma of the truffle. And this is the last thing you want to happen when you’re cooking a special dinner.

    Can you eat a fresh truffle as is, without anything? Well, yes, you can. But it’s the same as eating a raw mushroom. Despite the flavor, you’re unlikely to enjoy it on its own very much.

    Mind their shelf-life. It’s five days for white truffles and ten days for black truffles. Count from the day when they were found and shipped to you.

    Blacks can be kept frozen in an airtight container for up to six months. But during this period, they will lose most of their beautiful flavor, unfortunately.

    The best idea is to use fresh truffles within the first two-three days after your buy them. And here are the tips to store them safe and sound during this time:

  • Keep truffles clean and dry in an airtight container on the top shelf in the fridge. You’d better check them every day and to wipe condensation that collects inside the container.
  • You can place them in sand or a paper towel. Just change the towel every day.
  • Rice is sometimes used to store truffles. But it absorbs their flavor, so you should be careful with it. Still, it’s a good idea if you want to cook rice with truffles.
  • To flavor up your dishes, store truffles with eggs or cheese. Eggs will be infused with the powerful aroma and taste fabulous when scrambled. “Truffled” cheese will make anything you grate it on undoubtedly perfect.
  • Anything where you want to add more multifaceted flavor.

    Slices of truffles will harmoniously complement • pasta or rice • baked potatoes (with or without chicken legs) • scrambled eggs • herb salads • even artichoke soup.

    Add a few slices of truffle at the very end of cooking. So it will fully release its natural aroma. Bon appetit!