Autumn Truffle

Fresh Autumn Truffle - Italy

Aestivum var. Uncinatum
Product collected and shipped from Italy.
Shipping costs: -,- €
The Fresh Autumn Truffle is no longer available.
The season has ended.
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    Shipments are made from Monday to Wednesday and delivery takes 24/48h.

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  • Accurate packaging to maintain the freshness of the product

Preis Herbsttüffel

The price of the autumn truffle usually fluctuates between € 250 and € 500 per kg.
Currently the average price of the autumn truffle to the consumer is € 400.00 per kg.

The autumn truffle is considered a variant of the black summer truffle, but it has a slightly higher price, justified by an aromatic bouquet very similar to the scorzone, but more intense and decisive. Furthermore, the black hooked truffle has a shorter harvesting season than the black summer truffle and, in general, it is rarer and more precious, although the cultivation of hooked truffle is rather efficient and profitable than other types.

Autumn truffle details

Appearance

The prized black hooked truffle has a surface covered with warts, very similar to those of the scorzone, but less pronounced, with a dark color reminiscent of dark chocolate. The gleba (the internal pulp) has a hazelnut / light brown color, crossed by thick whitish veins.

Taste and smell

The smell of the fresh hooked black truffle is more decisive than the black summer truffle, but still very delicate compared to other varieties of black truffle, with that characteristic "gas" note less intense and considered more pleasant by those who usually do not particularly like the flavor of the tuber. On the palate it has characteristic fungal notes, parmesan and hazelnut, ideal for sauces and dressings.

Weight and size

The black hooked truffle can reach considerable size, but most of the specimens have a size ranging from about that of a hazelnut to that of an orange.

Shipping and delivery

The shipment of fresh truffles takes place within 24-48 hours after receiving the order. This is to ensure that freshly harvested fresh product is always shipped. Delivery times, however, vary depending on the destination but usually takes place within 24-72h from shipment.
To guarantee the maximum freshness of the product, the truffles will be shipped only from Monday to Wednesday, in agreement with the truffle hunter.
The truffle is sent directly from the truffle hunters to us, it is collected in the respect of the national regulations and the dispositions of the single regions, protecting the delicate nature of the truffle.

Couriers

The shipment is entrusted to professional couriers (UPS or DHL) able to provide a fast shipping service, to ensure the integrity of easily perishable food products.

Packaging

The truffle seller who is in charge of shipping the goods, will take care of making a suitable packaging: the truffle is wrapped in absorbent kitchen paper, and put in special polystyrene containers containing also synthetic ice. This is to guarantee the freshness of the product even after 72 hours of travel.

How much truffle to buy?

The recommended dose of truffle is about 8-10 g per person (for each dish).
Although it is a matter of taste, in general, 10 g of white truffle are considered a generous portion and sufficient even for the most demanding enthusiasts.

Use and storage

The fresh truffle must be cleaned at the time of preparation, with the help of a soft bristle brush and a damp cloth to remove any incrustations. If possible, avoid contact with water, which could inhibit some of its precious aromas.
The fine white truffle does not withstand high temperatures, to make the best use of it you have to cut it into thin slices with a special truffle slicer (or alternatively a potato peeler) directly raw on the plate still hot.
Any kind of preservation will make the truffle lose some of its aromas, but if there is some leftover truffle, the best preservation technique involves closing the tuber inside a sterile jar covered with a few layers of kitchen paper towels, which will be placed in the refrigerator. The jar should be checked daily and the blotting paper should be replaced in case it is damp. The white truffle kept in the refrigerator should be consumed within 3-4 days depending on its initial state of maturation.

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