Winter Black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum)
Presenting unmistakable exquisiteness for lovers of good cuisine, the "Périgord Truffle", or the Tuber Melanosporum, is harvested from November to March in holm oak forests between 500 and 1,000 meters high. This truffle, of great culinary value, stands out for its intense aroma, with spicy touches, and the exquisiteness of its lightly bitter flavour. It gives a unique flavour to pasta dishes, rice, meats and scrambled eggs.
This gastronomic delight, which fascinated kings, philosophers, cooks and gourmet chefs for centuries, can now be at your table.
Availability and seasons of Black Truffle
This diamond of haute cuisine is available for you from November to April, from our best French, Italian and Spanish producers. And a batch from the southern hemisphere is available from May to August.
Quality and variations of Black Truffle
There are several variations or quality grades, depending on the shape and ripening point of the truffle. At Laumont.shop, to ensure the best experience, we only deliver the extra grade. The extra grade has a regular shape, and 95% of the bark is without imperfections, so that the customer acquires specimens with good visual appearance that allows for layering with all slices round and symmetrical. They are the same specimens used in the best restaurants around the world, the truffles that customers fall in love with. They are sold at sizes between 30g and 100g per piece, trying to complete the weight of the order in one piece. A good serving for any recipe is considered to be 10 grams per person.
Price of black truffle of Black Truffle
The price of a truffle evolves in a similar way across all seasons. From November to mid-December, the demand begins and the price is medium-low. In mid-December, during Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, consumption soars and this delicacy usually reaches its maximum price of the season. In January, at its optimum ripening point, it reaches minimum prices throughout the campaign. January is when they are the best value for money. From February to April there is steady consumption, the quality is maintained and the price can suffer slight increases compared to the January minimum price, depending on the production of Tuber Melanosporum.
Truffles from the southern hemisphere generally have a slightly higher price than the winter season in France, Italy and Spain. Their quality and aroma are equal to or even better.
Recipes with black truffle
One of the star dishes for truffle lovers is fried eggs with grated truffle. It is a dish in which, thanks to the temperature of the egg, the black truffle gives off all its aroma, with a spectacular smell and flavour. Very easy and quick dish idea. Without a doubt, truffle dishes with eggs is a perfect combination for your palate. There are many ideas for original dishes, such as black truffle pizza. Truffles accompany perfectly pasta, rice dishes and meats, as well as a simple toast with oil and salt.
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In which dishes can you include black truffe?
The black truffle has infinite possibilities. You can take it as an aperitif on a slice of bread with extra virgin olive oil or quality butter and a few flakes of salt. You can also include it in one of the simplest dishes out there, fried eggs. You will make a simple preparation of a lifetime turn into a most sophisticated dish. If, in addition, you add some slices of Iberian ham and some baked potatoes, you will not need more to surprise your guests. On the other hand, it is very good in many Italian dishes, such as four-cheese pizza , lasagna with mushrooms or pasta.
And, if you want to improve your daily dishes, include it in vegetable creams, risottos, French or potato omelette and crepes.
Still want more ideas? These truffles have endless possibilities in the kitchen. You can add it in a cheek, in a cod brandade, with grilled foie , with scrambled eggs and even in chocolate truffles.
How we send you the truffle?
If you want to buy truffles online of the highest quality, trust us. In addition to providing you with the best on the market, we send them washed and brushed and in a special box that guarantees their quality and freshness.
Do not forget that we also offer you other complements for black truffles, as well as various products made with them: sauces, vinegars, oils and carpaccios will turn your preparations into very special dishes.
*For professional clients, we have laumont.eu, for higher purchase quantities, where all variations are available, including extra grade, first grade, pieces or small, that allow for products with good aromas to be bought at better prices for professional use.
*The truffle is washed, brushed and carefully prepared for delivery. It’s shipped with a polystyrene packaging designed to ensure maximum quality, aroma and freshness, without breaking the cold chain throughout the shipping process. It’s delivered within 24h throughout Europe.
*Store in the refrigerator and consume within 5 days.