Fresh Black Perigord Truffles (35gr 50gr, 100gr, 200gr, 300gr)


AKA Black Diamond, Tuber melanosporum, Italian Black Winter truffle, Tartufo Nero Pregiato
Tuber melanosporum

Perigord Black truffle is roughly rounded, its shape’s definition molded by stones in the soil where it has grown. This truffle’s surface coloring ranges from dark brown to black.

The truffle’s skin is textured with polygonal, slightly raised spines.

Flesh is jet black at maturity with white veins creating intricate patterns throughout.

Aroma is robust, perfumed with essences of nuts, earth and garlic.

The flavor is equally rich, a bouquet of savory and sweet with notes of hazelnuts, mint and forest mushrooms.

Have a strong depth of flavor, allowing them to be cooked briefly or low and slow.

They can be 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. Thus, it is often that they are paired with rich foods such as meat, cheese and eggs.

Pair well with lobster, caviar, foie gras, pasta, cream sauces, garlic, shallots, light-bodied vinegars, mascarpone, aged hard cheeses, citrus and herbs such as tarragon, basil and arugula.

Fresh truffles can be folded into butter to create a compound, which can be refrigerated for up to three months.

They can lose up to 3% of their weight daily. Hence, they are best used quickly.

Season: December until Spring

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Storing Fresh Truffles

Fresh truffle is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. To savour your fresh truffle for up to 14 days we suggest:

  1. Gently wrap the fresh truffle in absorbent paper, such as paper towel.
  2. Place in a dry, sealed container like tupperware or a glass jar.
  3. Keep the container in the crisper compartment of your refrigerator avoiding the cooler areas of the fridge.
  4. Don’t be afraid to use the truffle! (It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.)

Note: Moisture is the truffle’s worst enemy – so we suggest changing your paper towel regularly.

Storing Fresh Truffles with Eggs

We love to store our fresh truffles with fresh eggs (any eggs!) in a large sealable jar for 2-3 days which infuses the yolk with the truffle aroma – wonderful when scrambled.

Storing Fresh Truffles with Rice

A secret chef tip is to store your fresh truffles in a large sealable jar for 2-3 days with arborio rice. The truffle aroma and flavour infused through the rice and makes a magnificent base for truffle risotto.

Freezing Fresh Truffles

Truffles can be kept frozen for up to 3 months though some aroma will be lost. There are two ways this can be achieved:

  1. Wrap truffles individually in foil and place into a ziplock freezer bag, squeeze as much air out as possible before sealing the bag, then freeze.
  2. Alternatively, place each truffle in a sealable container, cover with oil or duck fat to create an air barrier, then freeze.

Removing Mould from Truffles

Truffles lose moisture (weight) and aroma continually. If they grow a little mold, brush it off under running cold water and dry the truffle well before placing it in the fridge.

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35gr        $195, 50gr        $325, 100gr      $650, 200gr      $1300, 300gr      $1900

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