Fresh Burgundy Truffle (Tuber Uncinatum)
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- Sold as whole, intact pieces
- Tuber uncinatum
- 1-oz average weight
- Product of France and Italy
- For best taste, store in the refrigerator and use within 2-3 days of receipt
Please note: Our mushroom department makes a small cut in each Burgundy truffle as they are received. This confirms that the truffle is actually uncinatum and is a normal quality check.
Because truffles are natural products foraged in the earth, quality and flavor will vary. We select truffles with great care based on visual and olfactory inspection, but cannot taste each truffle. Please see the cooking and serving tab for tips on proper truffle storage.
Storing/Serving Tips: Once a fresh truffle is out of the ground, it doesn't keep long. To best preserve your truffle, wrap it in a paper towel, put in an airtight plastic container and set in the refrigerator. Do not clean the truffle until you are ready to use it. To clean it, gently remove any dirt that remains with a soft brush, then use the tip of a paring knife to loosen any pockets of dirt in the crevices, then lightly brush again. Avoid condensation and humidity.
If you wish, store the truffle with eggs in the refrigerator to impart its flavor into the eggs. Be sure the shells are perfectly dry. Do not store in dry rice, as the rice dehydrates the truffle.
With a lighter flavor than other truffles, the Burgundy truffle is best enjoyed fresh and grated or shaved over pasta, eggs, mashed potatoes, risotto and other rice dishes. Finish a butter sauce with a few shavings before spooning it over a seared steak or duck breast. The heat from the cooked food is enough to release the mild truffle flavor.
D'Artagnan offers a variety of wild and cultivated fresh mushrooms and truffles year round. For wild mushrooms, we partner with foragers and follow the seasons around the world. In addition, expert cultivators grow organic mushrooms for us in pristine and optimal conditions. We also preserve the flavors of the season with our dried mushroom offerings.
Our truffles are foraged seasonally in France and Italy, and when those are done we source farmed truffles from Australia, which lengthens the season for these fragrant delicacies.