Winter Black Truffle
Tuber Brumale Vitt, Extra Melanosporum; Tuber Aestium Vitt,also Asian Tuber Indicum. Also known by the names of “Périgord Truffle” or “The Black Diamond of Provence”. It is harvested mainly in Southern-East Europe, where it grows under the shade of oaks, hazelnut, chestnut elm and poplar trees, typically from November to March, peaking in January and February. Contrary to popular misconceptions, no country’s truffle is superior to the other. Weather disparities between the different regions may produce a bigger crop in one country one year, but a smaller one the next. Fresh black truffles are by far the most highly sought-after variety of this mushroom, although they fetch extraordinarily high prices. The winter black truffle is actually more of grayish-brownish black on the outside, with white spidery veins on the inside that indicate maturity (the summer variety will be of a more brownish color, but are the same size). It weights typically between 2-3oz.
The Winter Black Truffle is highly sought after for its earthy, subtle aroma, and a taste once described as mixture of “chocolate and earth”.
As any other truffles we offer, this product is wild growing and picked from an ecologically clean area. To guarantee their freshness, all ordered fresh truffles will be gathered in the wild up to 12 hours before shipping! (the shipping arrive's in 24hr. for FREE because we can afford it)
Product Availability: Approx. from January to middle of Marc
Product Life: Up to 2 weeks, when kept in a refrigerator at 37.5 °F ( 3 °C). They can also be frozen and stored in the right way for up to 6 months and still with awesome aroma and taste. Learn more >