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Whole Summer Truffles

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    While there is nothing like a fresh truffle, they are sadly only available for a short time each year. Our preserved truffles, on the other hand, are always there for you.

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    Harvested in Italy, our canned summer truffles (Tuber aestivum) are carefully brushed, washed, steamed and preserved in truffle juice, sea salt, and nothing else.

    Because of this process, they are sturdy enough to cook with, unlike their fresh counterparts. Use them in pasta, eggs or cheese dishes, or to finish sauces or stews with a flourish.

    A close cousin of the Burgundy truffle (Tuber unicinatum), black summer truffles are similar in appearance to the black winter truffles, but they are lighter in color. With prominent black scales and a firm, white-veined beige flesh, summer truffles have a more delicate flavor and a wonderful, slightly nutty aroma with notes of hazelnut and fresh earth.

    Our preserved truffle products are the perfect alternative when the fleeting season for fresh truffles comes to an end.

    Just the facts

    • 100% whole summer truffle (Tuber aestivum)
    • Steamed, fully cooked
    • 8 oz. can
    • Allergen: Contains mushrooms
    • Gluten-free
    • Product of Italy
    • 1 year shelf life / see expiration date on package

    While there have been attempts to cultivate and farm truffles, nature is still the most reliable source. A truffle is an irregular, round-shaped fruiting body of fungi, which grows underground in a symbiotic and mysterious relationship with the roots of trees. On average, truffles vary in size from a walnut to a golf ball, but there are sometimes exceptional truffles that can weigh a pound or more.

    Most commonly, truffles are found in France, Italy and Spain, but are also found in other countries. Because of their rarity (it takes years for a truffle to develop) and the trouble it takes to find them, truffles are expensive.

    Truffle hunters seek them at night to avoid being followed by competitors who might discover the best collection sites. Although truffle hogs were used to locate the aromatic fungi historically, dogs are the more common modern hunting companion because they can be trained not to eat the truffles once they find them.

    truffles (Tuber aestivum), truffle juice, salt

    Our Preserved Truffles

    Truffles are one of the supreme luxuries in nature. They have rarely been cultivated; instead they are foraged from the roots of trees in great secrecy in the forests of Europe. Earthy and intoxicating, their distinctive fragrance has inspired culinary brilliance for centuries. But the season is fleeting, which is why we offer preserved truffle products year-round. With all-natural ingredients, they are the next best thing to fresh truffles.

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