Aroma: These ‘diamonds‘ of the culinary world are nothing short of mesmerising! This is a variety with an intense, penetrating aroma, reminiscent of methane or fermented cheese. It lends itself well to being eaten raw with hot dishes which enhance its aroma without masking it. This, the King of Truffles produces an aroma and flavour that is gastronomically unique and wonderfully intoxicating.
Season and Habitat: Truffles draw nutrition from the trees and exploit the life cycle of the plants, particularly the roots, to extract the substances they need. The white truffle ripening period is from October to December and, commercially speaking, the price which can vary with the size and shape of the individual truffle, is particularly related to the annual production trend, but is always very high because demand far exceeds the product’s availability. Each region in Italy where this precious product grows ensures that it is always harvested at its very peak, when the flesh is firm and scented and the truffle has reached a sufficiently large size. The prized white truffle grows wild at any altitude. It favours slightly chalky ground, characterised by wet springs and summers, and grows particularly well in airy spots, fed by rivers and watercourses, from which it draws many of the nutritional substances that contribute to the unique aromatic flavour that makes it so popular with chefs from the world’s top restaurants.
Market Availability: From 1 October to 15 January
Storage For optimal storage of your fresh Truffles, please: Do not remove the soil from the truffles – Wrap individual truffles in a clean absorbent paper towel – Place the paper-wrapped truffles inside a closed jar in the fridge (temperature +2°C/6°C) – Change the paper towel every day – Just before eating them, they must be washed with water and brushed under the tap. Dry well with a paper towel or kitchen cloth.
Shelf Life: It has short shelf life. We recommend to use the product immediately or within 7 days from the purchase.
Cooking Tips: The addition of white truffle makes a dish very special thanks to its unmistakable aroma. It is particularly suited to traditional pasta and rice dishes and its flavour is enhanced by simplicity. The key to its use is to always add it to butter and not oil, to meat broth and to cheese, in order to obtain the best of a sauce base excellent on everything.
Allergens: No Gluten, No Lactose (Milk), No Eggs, No Sulphites, No Peanuts, No Allergens.
Customer satisfaction is a priority for us. Therefore, our quality control is extremely rigorous because our reputation depends on it. Every single truffle we supply is carefully checked both by our experienced Truffle Hunters and Managing Director before despatch, which is why we confidently offer our 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the quality.