Perigord Black Truffle (Melansporum), Fresh
The Perigord black truffle (tuber melanosporum) has a much stronger flavour than the Autumn and Summer black truffle varieties. Highly prized for its strong aroma and wonderful taste, the Perigord black can be cooked without losing any of its earthy, nutty flavour. This is a great truffle to cook with as the delicious flavour is enhanced and adds great depth to dishes.
For information on storage and cooking, please read our guide to truffles.
How to clean and keep fresh truffles
The truffles we deliver are so fresh, they may still have a fine covering of soil or sand from when they were first unearthed. Washing them under a cold tap for a few seconds, then drying them gently, won’t affect the truffle’s flavour.
We advise to consume our fresh truffles within 3 days of receiving.
Once they have been gently cleaned, wrap each truffle individually in a fresh sheet of kitchen paper towel. Place the wrapped truffles in a clean, airtight plastic or glass container, such as a flip-top jar with a tight seal.
Change the paper towel every morning and re-wrap the truffles. Put them back in their container and refrigerate, repeating the process until you are ready to use them.
We suggest keeping fresh truffles in the coolest part of the fridge, ideally at 1 to 2°C, but be careful not to freeze them!
Fresh truffles, although pungent, may not always give you the intense flavour you would expect and may have tasted in a restaurant. This is because all restaurants will also use truffle oil or butter to enhance the flavour. We recommend that you also use some of our truffle oils or truffle products to give you the best results!
- 1 - 2 person Feed
- 10m Prep time
- 25m Cook time
- 2 - 4 people Feeds
- 5m Prep time
- 5m Cook time
- 2 people Feeds
- 15m Prep time
- 30m Cook time