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Fresh Uncinato Black Truffle

45,00550,00 IVA incl.

Origin: Italy 🇮🇹
Condition: Fresh
Recommended quantity per dish: approx. 20 g

Shipping: 24h/48h depending on destination

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Description

Scientific name: TUBER UNCINATUM CHATIN

The black hooked truffle is so similar to the black summer truffle that it is considered a winter variety of the same. The surface (the peridium) is wrinkled and owes its name to the hook-shaped ridges present in the spores; the inner part (gleba) is darker than that of the summer truffle.

Caution: Product subject to weight loss.

Recommendations for use

It can be sliced on any meat dish such as a carpaccio, a fillet, on a pizza to make it special, on a simple, traditional egg.

To bring out its flavour, we recommend slicing it, heating it for a few minutes in the previously melted butter (or oil) and using this sauce to season an egg pasta dish such as the classic ‘Tajarin’ of the Langhe; or slicing it and adding it to butter when creaming a risotto.

Cleaning and storage

Once we have purchased truffles, the question arises as to their storage. Some would argue that the best place to store them is in the stomach….but it often happens that the purchase is made in anticipation of a special dinner, with friends or family, and that a few days must elapse from the moment of purchase to the moment of consumption.

The Truffle is an underground mushroom (it is born and lives underground) and is easily perishable. The Black Truffle is less delicate than the Prized White Truffle but has a short shelf life of about 5 to 7 days.  In order to better enjoy its aroma, the truffle should be consumed as soon as possible; when the truffle starts to become rubbery to the touch, it must be consumed immediately as it has reached its maximum degree of ripeness.

The black truffle remaining in its unopened package sometimes gives off mould that manifests itself as a white veil on the peridium (outer part) but it is a natural process so it does not mean that the truffle has deteriorated but it will be sufficient to brush it or wash it again to consume it.

There are some tricks that allow you to maintain the consistency and aroma of the truffle even after a few days: when you receive the parcel, it is advisable to remove the truffles from their box, which we have previously wrapped (as the paper will have become damp) and rewrap them one by one in a new blotting paper (the kind used in kitchen rolls), close them in a glass jar or plastic container, change the paper again as soon as the moisture retained proves excessive and store them in the refrigerator (at around 2° to 4°)

The Black Truffle is delivered to us after being ‘roughly’ washed as its rough rind retains a lot of soil; it still needs to be re-washed but only at the time of consumption under cold running water using a brush so as to clean even the most difficult parts. After washing, dry the truffles well one by one with kitchen paper towels and leave them to rest for at least half an hour before slicing so that they can regain their full aroma.

 

Shipping

Fresh Truffles are shipped by ‘express‘ service in suitable polystyrene containers and with synthetic ice.
Transit times are always estimated and never guaranteed. They vary from 24/48 hours, depending on how the destination location is served, except for possible delays by couriers, for which we cannot take responsibility.

Shipments are made on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Orders received after 2 p.m. on Wednesday will be shipped the following Monday. This is because we want to guarantee and preserve the quality of the product. Given that the Fresh Truffle is a very delicate and perishable product

In this way, the truffle will arrive comfortably at your home without having deteriorated and without losing its properties and scent that make it unique and unmistakable.

Size/Price

The size to be chosen means:

  • from 5 gr. to 19 gr. : refers to the weight of the individual truffle, which may vary from a minimum of 5 gr. to a maximum of 19 gr.;
  • from 20 g. upwards: refers to the weight of the individual truffle with a minimum weight of 20 g. upwards.

 

TRUFFLE is a seasonal product whose development is determined by environmental and weather conditions; these factors can cause price variations.

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