Fresh Summer Truffle (Tuber Aestivum)
Fresh / 1 oz avg
The summer truffle looks similar to a winter black truffle but is not as intensely perfumed. With prominent black scales and firm, white-veined beige flesh, summer truffles have a delicate flavor and a slightly nutty aroma with notes of hazelnut and fresh earth. Plucked from European markets at the height of their freshness, our truffles are immediately shipped stateside for your enjoyment.
Just the facts
- Sold as whole, intact piece
- Tuber aestivum
- Very subtle flavor and light flesh
- 1-ounce average weight
- Product of France and Italy
- For best taste, store in the refrigerator and use within 2-3 days of receipt
Please note: 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.
Cooking & Serving
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.
Enhance the flavor of simply-seasoned grilled steaks by finishing them with a pat of butter topped with some freshly shaved summer truffle. Or shave fresh summer truffles over your favorite cream sauce and ravioli or risotto. Roast a whole rabbit or chicken, drizzle it with summer truffle sauce and serve with caramelized endives. Try serving whipped potatoes finished with a sprinkling of truffles, or our truffle butter and oil folded into mashed potatoes.