Season (Europe): 15th December - 15th March
Season (Australia): 31st June - 1st September
Grade AA Extra Quality (whole truffles)
The Périgord black truffle is native to the Mediterranean regions of France, Italy, parts of Croatia, Serbia, and the greater parts of northern Spain. They are found at 250m-1000m above sea level and the season runs from early December to March, provided that the regions receive a good downpour in July and August to encourage the infant truffles to swell.
When lifted from the earth black truffles look like a lump of charcoal. The size varies from as small as a raisin to as big as an orange, although even larger specimens emerge. The skin is ink black with a reddish tinge (though this can indicate a lack of ripeness). The surface when washed is made up of tiny pyramids likened to diamonds fresh from the cutter. The inside is a deep chocolate colour, veined with tightly packed, caramel-coloured spore material that is as smooth as silk.
From June to September we import beautiful black truffles from Australia and Tasmania. They are cultivated using state of the art farming techniques and abundant hectares of perfect alkaline soil. These wonderful truffles are every bit as good as their European counterparts and arrive at our warehouse within 36 hours of harvest.
UK Suppliers of Fresh Black Truffles
It is best practice to eat fresh truffles the day you buy them. If this is not possible then store them wrapped in kitchen paper in a glass jar in the warmest part of the fridge, usually the door. Check them daily and wipe away any moisture that has developed - consume within 3 days at the most.
Your fresh truffles are packed in insulated boxes to prevent spoilage in transit. When ordering fresh truffles online please enter a mobile phone number in the delivery information box so our courier can offer you a 'one-hour' delivery window. You can track your parcel using their highly efficient.
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