Black truffle, the most coveted delicacy
Its powerful aroma and intense flavor have made it the haute cuisine diamond.
- A part of the truffle is used after cutting.
- More than 20% of the truffle has ben cut.
- The aroma and flavour of this grade could be even better than superior ones. Normally these truffles are highly matured. As every piece is cut by hand easily we could check truffle's maturity.
- Availables sizes from 10g to 80g.
Hidden underground like the great treasures, the black truffle or Tuber Melanosporum is one of the mushrooms most coveted by haute cuisine. Its powerful aroma and intense flavor has allowed it to rise to the category of exclusive gourmet product, deeply desired by the most demanding palates.
The black truffle has a very fine blackish skin with violet tones, while in its gleba or flesh you can see whitish veins near the skin and a violet black towards the center of it. Its harvest takes place from November to March mainly in the oak forests of the mountains of Aragón, Castilla y León and Cataluña. Spain currently leads the world production ranking, although historically the French region of Perigord was the most relevant, hence it is also known as Perigord truffle.
Due to its scarcity, the winter truffle is considered the black diamond of gastronomy. This mushroom, to which Egyptians, Greeks and Romans 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 best way to guarantee the conservation of its properties is to wrap it in transparent film and make sure 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. This way, when it's time to use it, only the desired amount can be taken, preventing the rest from being thawed.
*We send a cut truffle, we call it a piece, but it has the same quality as the whole. The only difference is that it is not a whole piece for that reason it is more economical.
*Ships with a porexpan packaging designed to ensure maximum quality, aroma and freshness, without breaking the cold chain throughout the shipping process. The truffle is washed and carefully prepared for delivery.