Perigord Black Truffle (Melanosporum), Fresh

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The Essence of Perigord Black Truffle (Melanosporum)! The Perigord black truffle, scientifically known as Tuber Melanosporum, stands as an unrivalled...
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The Essence of Perigord Black Truffle (Melanosporum)!

The Perigord black truffle, scientifically known as Tuber Melanosporum, stands as an unrivalled epitome of gastronomic indulgence. Renowned for its robust flavour and enchanting aroma, this coveted truffle variety has a much stronger flavour than the autumn and summer black truffles.

Aromatic Symphony of Flavours

Distinctively powerful, the Perigord black truffle boasts an unmistakable aroma that elevates any dish it graces. Its earthy undertones harmonise seamlessly with its nutty essence, creating a symphony of flavours that dance upon the palate. This truffle's culinary versatility knows no bounds, ensuring its superiority in the realm of gourmet cuisine.

What Makes Perigord truffles so special?

What sets the Perigord truffles apart is their remarkable ability to withstand cooking temperatures without compromising their essence. Unlike other truffle varieties, this culinary gem retains its unparalleled taste and aroma when cooked, allowing chefs and home cooks alike to explore its depths in a myriad of culinary creations.

Fresh Perigord Truffle - Culinary Innovations

Indulge in the art of gastronomy by incorporating the Perigord black truffles into various dishes. Their rich, intense flavour profile transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Grate it over freshly made pasta, infuse it into risottos or elevate simple scrambled eggs into a luxurious breakfast delight. The options are as limitless as your imagination.

Perigord Recipes - Gastronomic Recommendations

Embrace the culinary journey with this exquisite truffle by infusing it into sauces, soups or even oils to impart its essence into your dishes. Pair it with meats like beef, chicken or game to add depth and sophistication to your main courses. The Perigord black truffle's potential knows no bounds, inviting culinary exploration and innovation in every kitchen it graces.

For information on storage and cooking, please read our guide to truffles.

Origin: Changes depending on the season.

Availability: July - August: Australia or November - March: France.

Please note: Because this is a natural product, sizes and shapes will vary. The product may come in several pieces or one piece. The average size of a truffle is usually 10-20g. We will always try to send out whole pieces where possible.

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. Gently dab with a damp cloth to clean. 

We advise to consume our fresh truffles within 3 days of receiving them.

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!

Flavour: 

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!

 

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