The summer truffle, an unknown delicacy
Harvested between the months of May and September, this is a truffle with a delicate flavour and aroma.
The summer truffle (or Tuber Aestivum) is a fresh product of the highest quality that can only be consumed during the months when the most well-known and common truffles are not produced, such as the black truffle (winter truffle) or the white truffle (Tuber Magnatum).
It is a truffle less demanding than winter truffle or white truffle, because it does not require soils so demanding and can be produced more easily. As a result, the flavor of summer truffle is more delicate and creamier.
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.
Summer truffle season
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.
Summer truffle price
The price of summer truffle is much lower than that of winter truffle or black truffle, because it is easier to produce and harvest. Its price is usually about €200 per kilo.
Differences between summer and black 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.
If you have never tasted a summer truffle but have enjoyed a winter truffle, it is easy to explain the differences in quality and characteristics of the Tuber Aestivum. The summer truffle has a less intense taste and is used in the same culinary contexts as the black truffle, without achieving the same intensity but preserving the essence of the truffle.
Summer truffle recipes
There are many dishes in which summer truffles can be included. They combine particularly well with meat, fish, rice and pasta. Its taste is less intense than that of winter truffles, but it is often used in the same way in the same recipes: in a fried egg, in rice dishes and even in salads.
You can check out the summer truffle recipes on our truffle recipe blog. Summer truffle pizza, truffle canapés, summer truffle potato cream... The possibilities are endless!
How do we deliver the truffles?
If you want to buy top quality truffles online, trust us. In addition to provide you with the best truffles on the market, we send them washed and brushed, in a special box that guarantees their quality and freshness.
Remember that we also offer other delight & seasoning truffle products, as well as several products made from it: sauces, oils and carpaccios that will transform your preparations into starred dishes.
*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.