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Black Summer Truffle (Tuber Aestivum)

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Price Starting at: £29.00

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Weight: 50g 

We are really excited to be able to offer you exceptional quality, fresh truffles from our long-time supplier in Acqualagna, Umbria 'Acqualagna Tartufi'. Our Black Summer Truffle is delivered upon harvest directly to you from our supplier so that are you able to enjoy the truffle at his best.

The Black Summer Truffle grows in both sandy and clay soil and can be found alongside plants and trees such us oak, beech, hazel, holm and pine from May to mid September.

This type of truffle has a delicate and pleasant aroma with a strong taste which is not over-powering. The taste is a reminiscent of porcini mushrooms and is highly appreciated by connoisseurs and chefs all over the world.

This is a very durable truffle which is edible up to 5 days after purchase. The best way to keep fresh it is to wrap the truffle in kitchen roll and store it in the fridge in a closed glass jar ensuring that the paper is changed every day. The truffle should be washed just before consumption by placing it under slow running cold water and gently cleaning with a toothbrush.

You can enjoy the Black Summer Truffle both raw or cooked as an ingredient in many recipes.

All fresh truffle orders are shipped in special refrigerated packaging, designed to ensure that truffles arrive in optimal condition. Your truffles will be delivered to you 48 hours after you place your order (Tuesday to Saturday only).

Fresh truffles are highly perishable, please refrigerate on receipt. We will send you full details of how to store your truffles with your delivery.


Whole Black Truffle (tuber aestivum)

Our Producer – Acqualagna Tartufi

Unless you are a serious foodie, you've probably never heard of Acqualagna. It is a small town of just over 4,000 inhabitants in the region of Marche. A beautiful national forest surrounds the town and in the hills nearby are protected truffle hunting grounds.

Licensed truffle hunters and their dogs work in the wood, searching for of the elusive Tuber Magnatum Pico - the cherished wild, white truffle. These truffles, when the weather and conditions are just right, grow 10 to 12 inches underground in humid environments and mature in the autumn.

Acqualagna is the only place in the world where you can find any type of truffle and three important fairs are held in this small city in correspondence to the harvest periods of the different product varieties.

Our partner in Acqualagna is Acqualagna Tartufi, a truffle company with over 30 years’ experience who harvest a range of different types of truffles, some of which have grown in organically certified ground.

Acqualagna Tartufi pride themselves on their use of old techniques passed down from father to son. Their truffle delicacies are created using traditional recipes without artificial colours or preservatives.

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