What is the black truffle?

All information about the black truffle

Its powerful aroma and intense flavor have made it the diamond of haute cuisine.

Hidden underground like great treasures, the black truffle or Tuber Melanosporum It is one of the most coveted mushrooms in haute cuisine. Its powerful aroma and intense flavor have allowed it to rise to the category of exclusive gourmet product, deeply desired by the most demanding palates.

The black truffleIt has a very fine blackish skin with violet tones, while its gleba or flesh shows whitish streaks near the skin and a purplish black towards the center of it. Its collection is carried out from November to March in the holm oak forests of the mountains of Aragon, Castilla y León and Catalonia, mainly. Currently Spain leads the world production ranking, although historically the French region of Perigord has been the most relevant, hence it is also known as the Perigord truffle.

Due to its scarcity, the winter truffle It is considered the black diamond of gastronomy. This mushroom, to which Egyptians, Greeks and Romans have already surrendered, stands out for its intense aroma with spicy touches and the exquisiteness of its slightly bitter taste, providing unique characteristics to pasta dishes, salads, eggs, meats, etc.

The black truffleIt does not admit any type of cooking and the best way to enjoy all its properties is to consume it fresh. The best way to guarantee the preservation of its properties is to wrap it with transparent film and make sure that it does not breathe so that it does not lose its aroma. To use the truffle throughout the year, it is recommended to freeze it. In this way, when its use is required, only the desired amount will be removed, preventing the rest from thawing.

Contrary to what it may seem due to its high price, the winter truffle is within the reach of all budgets, since it does not require a large quantity to enjoy its exquisite flavor. A piece of about 25 grams will allow the diner to delight in such a desired delicacy.

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Recipes with Black Truffle

Duck breast with black truffle, pineapple and strawberry jam.

Puff pastry coca with black truffle, brie cheese, garlic and romesco.

Cheesecake with black truffle and strawberries.

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