Truffles are a true natural luxury. Rare and indulgent, they are sought after by epicureans around the globe who see them as black gold. This deliciously decadent ingredient stimulates the senses and indulges the palate.
Although not as prized as the winter variety, summer black truffles are still considered a culinary treasure. Like the winter variety, they grow among oak, hazelnut, elm, poplar and chestnut trees. Their appearance is quite similar to the winter variety, with a dark, round outer skin and yellowish-grey flesh. Though not as perfumed as a white truffle, their fragrance is lovely and subtle. As such, they are best used cooked in dishes to accentuate their earthy, chocolatey flavor.
How to Store and Handle Fresh Truffles
- Store truffles in the refrigerator wrapped in paper towel in a sealed container.
- The best way to cook truffles is with eggs and cream in butter or a béchamel sauce.
- The perfume of a truffle is very volatile and disappears rapidly, cooking time should be limited.
- Truffles are best when consumed within three days of delivery.
Special Shipping Regulations
Quality is paramount in the products we sell. Perishable items are shipped and packaged as quickly as possible. To maximize the freshness of this wonderful product, it must be shipped by UPS Standard Overnight. Due to this requirement, please note that orders placed on Friday will not ship until Monday.