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The Black Italian Summer Truffle, Tuber Aestivum, thrives in central and northern Italy. It is available fresh between May and late September, and preserved for other times of the year. It is undoubtedly the best truffle available fresh during the northern summer, and differs to the winter varieties in both scent and taste. It is found in limestone rich areas, typically near the root systems of oak, hazel and birch trees. Some truffle aficionados consider the black summer truffle is at its best when preserved. This is because the flavours are given a chance to develop before consumption.
The flavours of the summer variety are mellower than those of the winter varieties. Despite this, the odour of these truffles is still prominently musky and earthy. Many prefer this soft alternative to powerful winter truffles. Our black summer truffles are unmistakably of ‘first choice’ quality.
We suggest consuming within 5 days of arrival for optimal pleasure.
Priced per gram.
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