Black Summer Truffles (Grade A)


Black Summer Truffles are the most popular truffle featured in Italian cookery but less well known elsewhere and often underrated.

As the season draws to a close they are now dark in colour with an intense earthy aroma.  Their flavour resembles hazelnuts and mushrooms and has become stronger providing a most enjoyable taste.

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Product Description

Black Summer Truffles, Tuber aestivum

This is the most popular truffle used in Italian cooking. Think king prawns risotto with garlic or tiny shavings over a seared steak tagliata.  Simply mouth-watering!

Black Summer Truffles are available from April through to September depending on the climate conditions in the region

Appearance, Aroma and Flavour

The surface is black in colour and resembles a warty bark from which the name ‘Summer Scorzone’ is derived.  At the beginning of the season they start with a delicate flavour of hazelnut.  Then they mature towards midsummer and by August the flavour has developed to become much stronger.

How to use Fresh Truffles

Suitable on any dish they are best sliced if used raw or grated if cooked. Largely used in Italian cuisine in stuffed pasta or in meat roulade sauces. They are however, fabulous on a slice of bread with a little extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.

For a starter we recommend you allow approximately 10 grams of Black Summer Truffles per person. Please allow approximately 20 grams per person for a main course.

How to care for your Fresh Truffles

Black Summer Truffles, Tuber aestivum, are perishable but they will last up to 5-7 days if stored correctly. Simply follow the care instructions enclosed with your delivery.

All our fresh truffle orders are shipped in specialist refrigerated packaging and delivered by recorded delivery which requires a signature upon receipt.  Therefore, please ensure you are available to take receipt of your order. As soon as your Fresh Truffles arrive, unwrap them carefully from their packaging and follow the care instructions enclosed with your order.

Our Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

Every fresh truffle is individually checked and graded to ensure it reaches you in optimum condition. If you have any concerns about the quality of your fresh truffles, please contact us immediately on or telephone 033 3344 5579.  Above all, we offer a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of your fresh truffles.

Black Summer Truffles have a delicate flavour and aroma, with hints of earthiness, hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla. The flavour develops quickly as the season progresses.  However, these truffles are very underrated, by early August when fully mature, they are quite pungent with strong flavour.

Fresh truffles should be consumed within 7 days of delivery.