Black Winter Truffles, Tuber melanosporum
Black Winter Truffles are available from the end of November or the beginning of December through to the end of March or early April depending on the climate conditions in the region.
Appearance, Aroma and Flavour
With a black-brown skin, rounded in shape. The flesh is permeated by white veins and turns to a rich dark brown as the season progresses. These truffles possess a unique, rich, complex, intense chocolate aroma and flavour that’s difficult to forget.
How to use Fresh Truffles
Best enjoyed when finely sliced or shaved they can be used uncooked or lightly sautéed in truffle oil or butter which brings out the flavour to a slightly pepper, bitter taste. Perfect for adding to sauces, pasta dishes or risotto to create a truly memorable dish.
For a starter we recommend you allow approximately 10 grams of Black Winter Truffles per person. Please allow approximately 20 grams per person for a main course.
How to care for your Fresh Truffles
Black Winter Truffles, Tuber Melanosporum, are perishable but will last for up to 10 days if stored correctly and according to 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 033 3344 5579.
For more information on how to care about your fresh truffles such as how to store, clean, keep fresh and other useful tips, please visit our Truffle Care Guide