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French Truffles

french perigord

French Black Périgord Truffle
(Tuber melanosporum)

    French Autumn Truffle
    (Tuber Uncinatum Vitto)
    French Summer Truffle
    (Tuber Aestivum Vittadini)  

 

 

French Black Périgord Truffle
The French black truffle is considered the finest of the edible fungi. Black Périgord Truffles grow in the French region of Périgord; they only grow under oak trees, and hey are also known as Black Diamonds. They are the finest of all black truffles, its appearance is black with a skin that has been called both warty and diamond-like. The tuber is marbled with white and anthracite base colour, with an aroma of forest undergrowth and damp earth mingled with roasted dry fruits. The Périgord Black truffle has an earthy, minty, nutty flavor, and is now rising in popularity as a truffle that can now be cultivated.  This truffle has such an overwhelming flavour, that it can be cooked and still retain its full flavour.

French Summer Truffle
The French Black Summer Truffle season is from May through early September.  These truffles have a black outer skin and a creamy, greyish flesh. Their aroma is milder than the other varieties; with an earthy, nutty flavour. The French 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.

French 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.