Fresh Summer Truffles
Truffles have a reputation as exotic and expensive luxuries, but the summer truffle (Tuber aestivum) is an exception.With a rough black exterior and brown flesh mottled with white veins, Summer truffles are less intense in flavor and aroma than the highly prized black winter truffle, but cost a fraction of the price of their expensive winter cousins. Their taste is mild and somewhat mushroomy, but extremely pleasant.
Normally harvested during the spring and summer months, Summer Truffles are ideal for canapes and first courses, pasta sauces, eggs, potatoes, rice or meat and fish dishes. They have a thicker skin than the black winter truffle, and are less pungent (and therefore less expensive!) than their winter cousins.
With their enticing flavor, fragrant aroma, spectacular appearance and moderate price, Summer Truffles present a tremendous value.
Store fresh truffles in the refrigerator submerged in a container of uncooked rice or wrapped loosely in paper towels. Fresh truffles are best when used within a week or less after they arrive.
About fresh truffle shipping schedules:
We do our best to bring you the freshest truffles possible, with shipments arriving weekly. There may be occasional gaps in availability due to our delivery schedules. If you need truffles delivered on a specific date, please let us know and we'll do our best to see that they arrive when you need them.