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Black & White Holiday kit

Tuber Magnatum Pico and Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini
$360.00

The Black & White Holiday Kit is the perfect way to pamper that special truffle lover — with 1 oz of fresh white Alba truffle and 1 oz of fresh black winter truffle, one stainless steel slicer and a wooden double surface brush with a good grip to clean white and black truffles.

Black and White 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; though 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 grower every week. Our truffles are always fresh! 

Tuber Melanosporum, better known as the black winter truffle, is reputed throughout the world. More or less round in shape, the outer skin is black and brown in color and is covered in diamond shaped pyramids.  The inside is a beautiful black with a hint of purple with distinctive white marbling. This truffle owes its fame to the complexity of its flavor, the perfume may range from wet mushroom, hazelnut, chocolate to alcohol. Black winter truffles are available and in season from December to March (Northern Hemisphere) and from June to August (Southern Hemisphere). 

Tuber Magnatum Pico, also known as the white Alba truffle, is native to northern Italy and has never been cultivated in truffle fields. It grows in the wild. The rarity and exceptional flavor of this truffle explains its high value. It is distinguished from other truffle species by its smooth envelope and its light ochre color with pinkish shades. Its flesh with thin white marbling varies from white to dark pink to brown, depending on the tree with which it grows in symbiosis. Its alliaceous perfume is particularly powerful and bewitching. This truffle is in season from September to December in Italy. November is the biggest “harvest” month. White Alba truffle is the undisputed queen!

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