Fresh Black Summer Truffles
Truffles are one of the most decadent foods in the world. They are incredibly difficult to find as well as highly sought-after, so much so that chefs around the world covet them for their powerful earthy flavor that adds luxury to any dish.
Unable to simply farm them, truffles must be hunted for by well-trained hunters, with the help of their trusty hounds, in wooded areas in France, Italy, and Spain; thought the specific areas are kept secret and fiercely guarded. Both beautiful and delicious, truffles can be cooked into a risotto, shaved on top of a simple dish of pasta, or even used to elevate scrambled eggs. In season we receive several shipments of fresh truffles directly from our growers every week. Our truffles are always fresh!
Tuber Aestivum, also called summer truffle or truffe de la Saint Jean, has a black envelope with well-marked asperities. Its flesh is beige/ochre in color with a network of fine white marbling. Light and fleeting, its aroma reminds us of mushrooms and damp earth with a delicate hazelnut taste. Black summer truffles are available and in season from May to September in France, Italy and Spain.