Fresh Black Winter 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 Europe as well as Australia, Argentina and Chile; 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 growers 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 of black winter truffles is black and is covered in diamond shaped pyramids. The inside is a beautiful black with a hint of purple with distinctive white marbling. The black winter 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).