50gr, 100gr, 125gr, 200gr
$175 – $650
Australian Black Winter truffle, Tuber melanosporum*, is identical to the most famous Black truffle, the Perigord truffle. Its given name is a mere reflection of its growing region. Available during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter months, which coincides with the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months.
Sizes can range between 30 gram to 200 gram.
These are tuber melanosporum so they are black truffles with much strong aroma, flavor & color than the tuber aestivum (summer truffles)
Imperfections in appearance & shape are acceptable and normal including clean insect damage if the aroma is strong.
Intensely flavored; can be cooked briefly or low and slow; or shaved fresh as a finishing element or infused into sauces to add depth. The volatile compounds that release truffles’ distinct aroma are compromised when overcooked, but fats can capture and encapsulate those aromas.
Classic pairings are rich foods such as meat, cheese and eggs. They compliment lobster, caviar, foie gras, pasta, cream sauces, garlic, shallots, mascarpone, aged hard cheeses, citrus and herbs such as tarragon, basil and arugula.
Fresh Australian Black Winter truffles can be folded into butter to create a compound, which can be refrigerated for up to three months.
As truffles are a living fruiting body they need to breathe and sweat. They can lose up to 3% of their weight daily. Hence, they are best used quickly. Truffles will keep, when stored well for seven to ten days.