Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle (Tuber Uncinatum Chatin)
Aroma of the Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle:
The Fresh Italian Black Autumn truffle (Tuber Uncinatum Chatin) also known as Tartufo Uncinato or Burgundy truffle, is very similar to the Summer Truffle, so much so that according to several scholars, it is actually an autumnal variety of this truffle. The Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle is generally more appreciated than the Scorzone (Summer Truffle) because its marked aroma. The heady aroma makes it a variety which lends itself to a variety of uses, both raw and cooked. The earthy flavours of the Black Autumn Truffle are wonderful when used in pasta and rice dishes, or to complement meat dishes. This truffle has a more intense aroma compared to the Summer Truffle, one of the reasons because it fetches slightly higher prices on the market than the Scorzone.
Season and Habitat of the black autumn truffle:
The Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle is gathered during the autumn, its harvesting season is between October and mid March Similar to the Summer Truffle, it tends to grow beneath deciduous trees in terrain rich in humus. In fact, direct sunlight prevents it from ripening properly. The Burgundy truffle needs clayey, water-rich soil and favours trees such as the hornbeam and downy oak, which satisfy its nutritional requirements.
Availability of the Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle:
From 1 October to 15 March
Storage of the Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle:
For optimal storage of your Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle, please: Do not remove the soil from the truffles – Wrap individual truffles in a clean absorbent paper towel – Place the paper-wrapped truffles inside a closed jar in the fridge (temperature +2°C/6°C) – Change the paper towel every day – Just before eating them, they must be washed with water and brushed under the tap. Dry well with a paper towel or kitchen cloth.
Shelf Life of the Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle:
We recommend to use the product within 10/12 days from the purchase.
Cooking Tips of the Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle:
Suitable for starters and appetizers, pasta, meat and fish dishes, eggs.
Allergens of the Fresh Italian Black Autumn Truffle:
No Gluten, No Lactose (Milk), No Eggs, No Sulphites, No Peanuts, No Allergens.