The Tuber Brumale truffle, also known as the Winter Black Truffle, is a highly prized and flavorful ingredient that is widely sought after by chefs and gourmet food lovers. This underground fungus is known for its unique and intense aroma and flavor, making it the perfect addition to a wide range of dishes and recipes.
The Tuber Brumale truffle is typically harvested between November and March using trained dogs to locate the truffles beneath the earth. Its presence is easily detected thanks to the distinctive aroma it emits, which is both fruity and intense.
The Tuber Brumale truffle is known for its rich and complex flavor profile, which is both earthy and nutty with a slightly sweet and musky undercurrent. This truffle is distinct from other varieties, such as the Ordinary Black Truffle, which is characterized by a bitter taste and a strong, pungent odor.
The Tuber Brumale truffle has a rounded shape with a wrinkled, brown to blackish exterior. Its interior, known as the gleba, is black-purplish with whitish veins. The size of the Tuber Brumale truffle can vary greatly, ranging from the size of a hazelnut to that of a large apple, and in some cases, even reaching up to 1 kilogram in weight.
Where It Grows
This prized truffle is found in hilly and mountainous regions, in hazelnut, oak, holm oak, black hornbeam, and olive groves. It grows in well-drained soil that is free from water stagnation, and in areas where vegetation is scarce. The dense network of filaments that the truffle produces contributes to the sparse growth of vegetation beneath the trees in which it grows.
The Tuber Brumale truffle is an incredibly versatile ingredient that is suitable for both raw and cooked preparations. Its aroma and flavor only intensify when cooked, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of dishes.
Some popular recipes that feature the Tuber Brumale truffle include fillet with truffle, truffle bruschetta, and truffle-stuffed tortelli. Its complex flavor profile also makes it a great addition to main courses of both meat and fish, as well as pates and guinea fowl fillings.
Ordering and Delivery Orders
for Tuber Brumale truffles can be placed from Monday to Wednesday until 2 pm. Delivery takes place within 24 hours of placing the order, and the truffles are packaged to ensure their freshness and integrity for 48 hours. Any issues that may arise that would delay the shipment beyond 24 hours will be promptly addressed.
Dal 15 dicembre al 15 marzo.