Fresh Black Summer Truffles (Tuber Aestivum)
Our exquisite fresh Italian Black Summer Truffles are hunted daily from 1st May to 31st August in Umbria and neighbouring regions by Stella, Bruno and Guido – our truffle dogs – whose trained noses ensure optimum ripeness. We ship them directly from Italy to you the same day as they are un-earthed to guarantee their quality and freshness.
Italian Black Summer Truffles are delicate in aroma, sweeter and less musky than the much beloved Italian Black Winter Truffle. Despite them being the cheapest truffle we offer due to their favourable availability, when you open their travel box these Black Summer Truffles’ heady aroma will immediately engage your culinary imagination.
They are the perfect truffle for those looking to experiment as a foodie treat or as a special gift. We love using them shaved on top of gnocchi served simply with Parmesan and melted butter for a simple supper.
Our truffles will arrive already clean, they are carefully brushed by our truffle hunters following our guidelines before they are brought to us for market. They will last for up to 7 days stored in a fridge following our very simple guidelines.
Before serving your Black Summer Truffles, simply wipe their bumpy textured skin which can be all shades of brown with a damp cloth and leave for 10 minutes on a dry cotton cloth. Expect your perfumed thin shavings to be hazelnut or brown in hue interlaced with white capillaries.
Less is more when using fresh Black Summer Truffles, allow just 7 grams per person.