Fresh black summer truffle
Fresh black summer truffle (tuber aestivum Vitt.): FIRST CHOICE
The summer black truffle (also called scorzone) resembles the precious black truffle because of its black color and with numerous and marked warts but it stands out because at the time of cutting the gleba has a hazelnut color with light veins. The summer black truffle has a pleasant and delicate aroma, slightly fungal, a flavor, decided but not excessive, reminiscent of the woods of our Apennines. The roughness of its peridium recalls the lava of a volcano, ready to explode in the mouth with all its hints, poor but intense. It expresses its maximum potential after cooking. This variety can reach remarkable dimensions.
Harvesting period in the Marche Region: 1st June – 31st August
Harvest period in Italy*: 1 May – 30 November
*in some regions, such as Veneto, the collection period is much wider
> SIZE (weight of each single truffle): 10-50 grams
> FINALLY ADD THE TRUFFLE SLICER (rosewood handle) TO YOUR SHOPPING CART !
The black summer truffle is kept in the refrigerator wrapped in kitchen paper such as Scottex (it is advisable to change it every day as soon as it becomes damp) and placed in a plastic or glass container (we recommend the removal of fresh truffles from the insulated container with which we ship). The storage time in the refrigerator varies from 8 to 12 days.
We brush our fresh truffle eliminating only the most consistent layer of soil that surrounds it; this is because the earth residues create a layer of protection for the truffle, which allows it to preserve its aroma. The truffle must therefore be washed carefully with a brush under running water only when it is actually used. Finally, the truffle must be cut into very thin slices with the special truffle slicer; it is preferable to use cooked black summer truffle, sautéed in a pan, to release all its flavor and aroma. Add more slices of raw truffle on top of the hot dish as desired. The black summer truffle is excellent for preparing delicious first courses or for making excellent meat escalopes. Also ideal for preparing excellent croutons. You can use the summer black truffle to season a pasta dish (see our truffle pasta) or to make an excellent omelette. Finally, don’t forget to add the sauce par excellence to pasta or meat: our truffle butter.
Shipping and order confirmation:
Shipments of fresh truffles are processed from Monday to Wedneday; the order received by 13.00 will be processed the same day; the order received after 13.00 will be processed the following day. Orders received from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday will be processed on the following Monday: this is to avoid that the packages, due to any delays, remain in the courier depots and jeopardize the conservation of the fresh product. The fresh truffle is brushed, placed in special isothermal containers and delivered in 24/48 hours, depending on the destination and the availability of couriers. Confirmation of availability, the day of processing and shipping will be given upon receipt of the order.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT NOTES FROM THE CUSTOMER WHICH ARE REPORTED DELAYED OR TAXATIVE DELIVERIES FOR A CERTAIN DATE BECAUSE THE FRESH TRUFFLE MAY NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE OR SUFFER STRONG PRICE CHANGES!
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