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This item is only in season for a few weeks of the year, and its availability is even further limited by local weather patterns and foraging conditions. Ingredients like this are some of our favorite snapshots of time and place.
Italian Summer Black Truffles (tuber aestivum) are the milder cousin to Winter Black Truffles (tuber melanosporum). Though they lack the intense, pungent aroma that characterizes pricier Winter Truffles, their comparatively mellow character makes them much more affordable and versatile. They first appear in late Spring, staying in season throughout the summer. Their interior color profile ranges from creamy blonde to light brown, with incredibly intricate veining.
Summer Black Truffles have a beautiful light hazelnut fragrance and a deep, nutty flavor. Because they are so affordable, there is no need to exercise restraint when shaving these truffles as garnish. A wonderful excuse to really utilize that truffle shaver!
These truffles really shine when warmed. We recommend applying heat when using them, layering under the skin of a chicken before roasting, or tossing into warm pasta with black pepper & our 24-month Parmigiano Reggiano.
8 oz or 1 lb
How It Arrives
This is a freshly harvested, perishable item that we recommend utilizing promptly upon arrival.
This item will be overnighted to you in order to maintain its quality. If any item in your cart is perishable, your entire order will be overnighted. Exceptionally large shipments may incur additional charges.