Fresh Black Summer Truffles Season: May - September
The Italian Black Summer truffle's fruiting body has a rough alligator skin-like surface covered with small diamond-shaped projections, molded by stones surrounding it in the soil. It has a rich woodsy aroma with flavors of garlic, wild mushroom and earthy hazelnut undertones.
Our summer black truffles are grown and cultivated in northern Italy.
This truffle is called Summer Truffle or “Scorzone” in Italy, due to its rough skin.
This is one of the most popular truffle variety as it grows in many kinds of terrain (especially near oak trees, hazelnut and pine trees).
Highly valued for its culinary uses, Fresh Black Summer Truffles have a mouthwatering sweetness, resembling hazelnut. Since the summer truffle has a more delicate flavor, it shouldn’t be used in dishes that are cooked. Like good extra-virgin olive oil, the heat will destroy the flavor. Instead, shave thin slices of the truffle onto dishes to finish them. A little goes a long way!
They can be shaved fresh as a finishing element or infused into sauces to add depth. The volatile compounds that release truffles' distinct aroma are compromised when overcooked, but fats can capture and encapsulate those aromas. Thus, it is often that they are paired with rich foods such as meat, cheese and eggs. Black Summer truffles pair well with lobster, caviar, fois gras, pasta, cream sauces, garlic, shallots, light-bodied vinegars, mascarpone, aged hard cheeses, citrus and herbs such as tarragon, basil and arugula. Truffles will keep, dry and tightly wrapped or stored in rice, for one to two weeks.
Per Piece Sizes Run As Follows:
- Small Size: 2oz (4-6 pieces)
- Medium Size: 4oz (8-10pieces)
- Large Size: 8oz (16-17 pieces)
- Extra large: 16oz(32 pieces )
Product of Umbria, Italy
Recommended uses: Cut, mince and toss with pasta; stir into a finished risotto dish; mix with olive oil to top bruschetta; fold into mashed potatoes; add to a butter sauce, fish, seafood, or chicken; shave over scrambled eggs or an omelet.
Where do you source your fresh truffles?
We work with truffle hunters sourcing fresh truffles from Umbria, Italy and nd other uncontaminated territories in Italy for white truffles like Marche, Piedmont and Toscana, where the natural ecosystem allows the development of the most valuable Truffle species. Our truffles are imported twice in week during their peak seasons.
How to store fresh truffles?
Fresh Truffles are best eaten as soon as possible. We suggest no more than 5 days, because they begin to lose weight and lose their freshness. When you receive your truffles, we suggest you immediately wrap them individually in kitchen paper and place in an hermetic container, and change the paper every day.
Should I Store My Fresh Truffles in Rice?
We don't suggest storing fresh truffles in Rice because it absorbs too much humidiy, making it dry faster.
How do you determine the quality of the truffles you choose?
Our truffle selection process is very strict. What determines the quality of truffles is a combination of the variety of truffle, the time of year, the macro and micro climatic conditions, and the skill of the local hunter.
How long does it take to receive my delivery of fresh truffles?
All truffle orders are received the next day.
Do you sell fresh truffle to restaurants?
Yes we do. We offer bulk orders of fresh truffles. Contact us for a wholesale price on fresh truffles.
What are the best ways to use fresh truffles?
Enjoy your truffle raw (it’s considered a sin to cook the culinary gold!), thinly shaved directly over of a finished dish. We recommend about four or five grams per person. Best grated or sliced with a truffle slicer directly on to food and into sauces or soups, just before eating.
Do I clean fresh truffles?
Tita italia prides itself in making sure your fresh truffle order is sent to you in the best way. We clean them for you and even email you a photo of the selection or video call you so you can
All fresh truffles orders placed before 3pm ET will be shipped out the same day, please check the following options.
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If you place an order after 3pm (EST) on Thursday, your order will be shipped out next Monday.
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Ships only on Friday.