Behold, the Famed Winter Black Truffle (tuber melanosporum).
These truffles are absolutely stunning. With 5 X more aroma and flavor than Black Summer Truffles (tuber aestivum), our wild-foraged Black Winter Truffles are incredibly earthy and pungent with notes of cognac and chocolate.
Truffles are similar to wine in that each region produces a slightly different terroir. Of the several countries blessed with the native Black Truffle species, our personal favorite region to source these aromatic beauties from is Spain. In fact, of all the "French Perigord Winter Truffles" sold, 90% of the production stems from Spain.
Terrific to cook with, Winter Black Truffles can be used in traditional ways such as atop pasta, risotto, pizza, or pretty much on anything. A truly terrific product indeed.
*Please note that it is normal for your truffles to arrive with a small amount of condensation. This occurs as the truffle omits moisture and is trapped within the paper it is wrapped in. This actually aids in keeping the truffle fresh and prevents it from drying out during transport. Once you receive your shipment, we recommend these tips on storage in our FAQ section under "Fresh & Frozen Truffle Handling Instructions."