Fresh Black Truffles – 1st Class Istrian Truffle
Season: from September to January
Tuber Uncinatum is the most widespread edible truffle in Europe. Molecularly it is equal to Aestivum but it prefers shady places and it thus differs in flavour, scent and spore morphology. The ripening time is between September and January.
Colour and inner mass:
The fleshy inner mass (gleba) of a ripe Tuber Uncinatum is firm and dark brown, streaked with many thin white lines which do not change their colour in contact with air. Their skin (peridium) is dark and less rough than the skin of Aestivum. It is pleasant in flavour and scent and tastes better than a summer truffle.
What is a Truffle?
Truffles are a type of edible fungus that grows underground, most commonly along the roots of trees such as oak, beech, poplar, willow and elm. They look like tubers and are often compared to potatoes because of their appearance.
They mostly grow from the size of a cherry to the size of an apple, but sometimes much larger specimens are found (such as the famous Zigante Millenium, which weighed 1,310 g). Two basic types are the most popular in gastronomy: black and white truffles.
After the hunting and selection, the Truffle is arranged and transported in special cold containers. We delivery your Truffle in a fast and safe shipping.