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Italian Truffles

Italian Truffle

Italian Black Truffle
(Tuber melanosporum)

Italian Autumn Truffle
(Tuber Uncinatum Vitto)

Italian Summer Truffle
(Tuber Aestivum Vittadini)


Italian Black Truffle
Also known as the "Black Diamond", The Black Truffle, grows exclusively under oak and walnut trees. Generally they can be found in late autumn and winter, reaching 7cm in diameter and weighing up to 100g. These truffles have a mild and delicate flavor with hazelnut notes and a light aroma. The skin has a pyramidal scale and it's flesh goes from grayish to black with thin white veins when mature. Available November to March. Italy produces approximately 20% of the worlds black truffle.

Italian Summer Truffle
The Black Summer Truffle season is from May through early September. These truffles have a black outer skin and a creamy, greyish flesh, easily recognizable by its black, wart like pyramids. Their aroma is milder than the other varieties; with an earthy, nutty flavour. The Black Summer Truffle is the most affordable truffle variety. Because of its thicker skin, the Summer Truffle lasts longer than both the White and Winter Truffle and if properly kept will last for three weeks after harvest.

Italian Autumn Truffle
The Black Autumn Truffle is known for it's deep and unique flavor of underwood and hints of hazelnut with a delicate aroma. The exterior of Black Truffles varies from light to dark brown in colour with the outside usually having clearly defined wart-like bumps.