Fresh Uncinato Black Truffle
Fresh Uncinato Black Truffle
Tuber Aestivum Vitt.
Recommended quantity per plate: 20 gr. about
Shipping in: 24/48 hours
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Scientific name: TUBER UNCINATUM CHATIN
The hooked black truffle is very similar to the black summer truffle, so much so that it is considered a winter variety of the same. The surface (the peridium) is rough and owes its texture to the hook-shaped ridges present in the spores; the internal part (gleba) is darker than that of the summer truffle.
Warning: Product subject to weight loss.
Cleaning and Conservation
Once we have purchased the truffles, the problem of their conservation arises. Someone wants to say that the best place to keep them is the belly ... but it often happens that the purchase is made in anticipation of a particular dinner, with friends or family, and that a few days must pass from the moment of purchase to that of consumption.
The truffle is a hypogean mushroom (born and lives underground) and is easily perishable. The Black Truffle is less delicate than the Precious White Truffle, however it has a short duration which can vary from about 5 to 7 days. To better enjoy the aroma, the truffle should be consumed as soon as possible; when the truffle begins to become rubbery to the touch it must be consumed immediately as it has reached the maximum degree of ripeness.
The black truffle, remaining in the closed package, sometimes releases molds which manifest themselves with a white veil on the peridium (external part) but it is a natural process therefore it does not mean that the truffle has deteriorated but it will be sufficient to brush or re-wash it to consume it.
There are some tricks that allow you to maintain the consistency and its scent even after days: upon receipt of the package it is advisable to remove the truffles from its box previously wrapped by us (as the paper will have become damp) and rewind them one by one in a new absorbent paper (the one used in rolls in the kitchen), close them in a glass jar or plastic container, change the paper again as soon as the retained humidity proves to be excessive and keep them in the refrigerator (from about 2° to 4° )
The Black Truffle is delivered by us after being "coarsely" washed as its rough rind retains a lot of earth; it will still have to be washed again but only at the time of consumption under cold running water using a toothbrush in order to clean even the most difficult parts. After washing, dry the truffles well one by one with absorbent kitchen paper and leave them to rest for at least half an hour before slicing them so that they can regain their full aroma.
Recommendations for use
It can be sliced on any meat dish like a carpaccio, a fillet, on a pizza to make it special, on a simple and traditional egg.
To enhance its flavour, it is recommended to slice it, heat it for a few minutes in the previously melted butter (or oil) and use this sauce to flavor a dish of egg pasta such as the classic "Tajarin" from the Langhe; or slice it and add it to the butter when creaming a risotto.
The Fresh Truffle is shipped with "express" service in suitable polystyrene containers and with the addition of synthetic ice; in this way the truffle will arrive comfortably at your home without deteriorating and without losing its properties and the scent that make it unique and unmistakable.
Shipments are made on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Orders received after 2pm on Wednesday will be shipped within the following week based on availability. The Fresh Truffle is very delicate and perishable therefore we want to guarantee and preserve the quality of the product by purchasing daily from our "Trifulau" and shipping based on the availability of our harvest. In the event that, on the day of receipt of the order, there is no availability, it will be entered as a priority in the following days.
Transit times are always estimated and never guaranteed . They vary from 24h/48h working hours , based on how the destination location is served, except for any delays by the couriers, for which we cannot assume responsibility.
The couriers do not warn of the passage even though the telephone number is indicated by us; therefore, the destination address must be manned during the expected delivery day.
Sizes and Prices
Size to choose means:
- FROM 5 GR. At 19 GR. : refers to the weight of the single truffle which can vary from a minimum of 5 gr. to a maximum of 19 g. ;
- FROM 20 GR. TO RISE: refers to the weight of the single truffle with a minimum weight of 20 gr. to go up.
The TRUFFLE is a seasonal product whose development is determined by environmental and atmospheric conditions; these factors can cause variations in the price.