Summer truffle is out of season. If you want to buy fresh truffles, autumn truffle (Tuber Uncinatum) is available.
The summer truffle, an unknown delicacy
Harvested between the months of May and September, this is a fruit with a delicate flavour and aroma.
Less known than the black truffle, the summer truffle or Tuber Aestivum is a gastronomic gem with a delicate flavour and aroma. It grows alongside the roots of trees in the Mediterranean forests anywhere between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level, without requiring soils as demanding as the Perigord, in terms of humidity and soil composition.
Dark on the outside and with a pronounced pyramidal bark, its main difference from the Tuber Melanosporum, black truffle, lies on the inside, which is cream-coloured with hazel tones.
The summer truffle is harvested between May and September, although the most precious examples are those found at the end of August, which is when it reaches its optimum ripeness with all its particular characteristics. However, at the end of June and during the month of July you can already enjoy quality truffles.
The summer truffle is an exceptional gourmet product and more affordable than the black one. It has a milder flavour and offers a wide range of culinary possibilities. It is the perfect complement to meat, fish and pasta dishes, as well as seasonal products and salads.
*So as to offer the best quality, we always send a whole regular truffle. We never send pieces of truffle or broken truffles.
*It is shipped in polystyrene packaging designed to guarantee the highest quality, aroma and freshness, without breaking the cold chain during the entire shipping process. The truffle is carefully washed, brushed and prepared for delivery.