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Tuber Melanosporum - Black Périgord Truffle - The Truffle House
28-30 grams48-50 grams68-70 grams98-100 grams18-20 grams

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If you are looking for the whole truffle experience, look no further than the Black Perigord truffle. It is actually one of the rarest and most sought out truffle varieties in the world. The mushroom has since been nicknamed "the black diamond" for its luxurious flavor and expensive price tag due to its rarity.

Black Périgord truffles are named for the region in France in which the mushrooms have been collected for over two hundred years. These truffles can also be found in other parts of Southern Europe, including Italy and Spain. In Italy, they are more commonly referred to as "tartufo nero pregiato." Unfortunately, there has been a significant drop in natural production of tuber melanosporum in recent years because of climate change.

As a result of the rapid decline in wild production of these truffles, there was a rise of truffières throughout the world. These black truffles are now cultivated in countries where they had never grown naturally, such as Australia and the United States. Since it is produced in two different hemispheres, the season varies based on location. In the Northern Hemisphere, they are harvested throughout late autumn and winter from November to March.  In the Southern Hemisphere, tuber melanosporum is picked in the summer months from June to September.

The Truffle House is happy to provide our customers with this one-of-a-kind truffle. It boasts a distinct flavor comprised of nutty and earthy notes. Many also find that Périgord truffles have a subtle woody flavor. In addition, the truffle's umami flavor and aroma complement dishes with heavy, rich elements.

Why You Will Love Black Périgord Truffles – In Summary

  • Extremely rare and critically acclaimed truffle.
  • Rich source of vital nutrients and immune-boosting antioxidants.
  • May be featured in a variety of dishes, particularly cream based sauces.
  • Super flavorful when slightly heated or served raw.

How To Prepare These Truffles

Black Périgord truffles are often served raw shaved on top of warm dishes, although they may be heated slightly to release a more robust aroma and taste. Please note to omit from using high or permanent heat during this process to avoid diminishing the overall flavor. It is best to add the truffles to the dish right before it is done cooking just to infuse the flavor with some extra heat quickly.

There is so much to enjoy with these rare truffles! Périgord truffles are ideal for incorporating into oils and wine or cream-based sauces. They also pair exceptionally well as a topping on starchy foods, such as potatoes, rice, and pasta dishes.

Why Choose Bianchetto White Truffles:

Intense and earthy aroma

Delectable flavor elevating meals

More accessible and commonly found

Perfect addition to cheese plates and charcuterie boards

Gastronomic Pleasure

Sourced meticulously by The Truffle Boutique, Bianchetto white truffles offer a tempting aroma that reaches its zenith when served alongside warm dishes, enhancing their already exquisite flavor profile

Ecological Versatility

With a broad ecological range, these white truffles thrive across different parts of Europe. Ripening from January to April, they exhibit a remarkable adaptability, coexisting with a variety of host trees, including pines and cedars. This adaptability is unique, setting Tuber borchii vitt. apart from truffle species usually associated with broadleaf trees.

Spring Elegance

Boasting a sharp, earthy, and slightly garlicky flavor, Bianchetto white truffles share similarities with their famed Alba counterparts, offering a nuanced aroma and taste. Despite their smaller size, these truffles make a bold statement in the culinary world.

Bianchetto white truffles shine when paired with butter sauces like beurre blanc, enhancing chicken, veal, and lobster dishes. To preserve their unique characteristics, use these truffles raw as a finishing touch. Accompany them with Parmigiano Reggiano to highlight their natural flavors, making them an ideal addition to charcuterie board spreads.

How to Enjoy Truffles:

Shave: Use a truffle slicer to thinly shave truffles over hot dishes just before serving to release their aromatic oils and enhance the flavor.

Infuse: Infuse truffle slices or pieces in oils, butter, or cream to create truffle-infused sauces, dressings, or marinades.

Grate: Grate truffles over pasta, risotto, eggs, or roasted vegetables to add a luxurious touch to your favorite dishes.

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