Fresh Black Winter Truffles - Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini

Black Winter Truffles are one of the most decadent foods in the world. These highly sought-after tubers are considered so precious because they are incredibly difficult to find and chefs covet them for their powerful, earthy flavor that adds luxury to any dish.

Truffles are foraged by well-trained truffle hunters – always with the help of hounds – in wooded areas mostly in France and Italy that are kept secret and fiercely guarded. Cook truffles into a risotto, or shave on top of simple pasta with butter, or on scrambled eggs.

$105

Black Winter Truffles are one of the most decadent foods in the world. These highly sought-after tubers are considered so precious because they are incredibly difficult to find and chefs covet them for their powerful, earthy flavor that adds luxury to any dish.

Truffles are foraged by well-trained truffle hunters – always with the help of hounds – in wooded areas mostly in France and Italy that are kept secret and fiercely guarded. Cook truffles into a risotto, or shave on top of simple pasta with butter, or on scrambled eggs.

More Details

  • From France
  • Choose quantity
  • Truffles are wrapped individually in unbleached paper towel and placed in a labeled brown paper bag. This allows the truffle to breathe and prevents condensation
  • Orders of 2 oz. usually include 2 truffles that are about 1 oz each. Sometimes you may receive one 2 oz truffle
  • Orders of 1 oz. may include 2 truffles
  • 1 oz fresh truffle serves 2-3 people

About Fresh Black Winter Truffles

  • In Season: December to March
  • Shape: More or less round. Size varies from a hazelnut to an orange
  • Skin: Small pyramid-shaped warts, black with sometimes dark brown patches
  • Flesh: First white, then gray and eventually black at maturity with a hint of purple and with distinctive white veins. Crunchy and soft
  • Perfume: Intense, wet forest, humus, chocolate, hint of hazelnut

Use And Care

  • To store, gently wrap the uncleaned truffle in an absorbent paper and store in a dry, tight container in the crisper compartment of the refrigerator. The paper should be changed daily and the container must be kept dry
  • Remove the truffle from the fridge, clean/brush it properly under a thin stream of water and use them right away
  • When properly stored in the fridge, fresh truffles have a shelf-life of about a week

Guarantees & Policies

  • In season, we receive truffle shipments three times weekly to guarantee freshness of the merchandise we send to our clients
  • Please report any problem within 24 hours of delivery of merchandise by sending an email to [email protected]

Ingredients

Black Winter Truffles – Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini