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Fresh Truffles

Round, warty, and irregular in shape, what fresh wild truffles lack in appearance, they more than make up for in taste. Pungent white truffles and more subtle black truffles can be shaved raw onto salads, pasta or eggs or they can be added to meat, poultry, pâtés and stuffing for deep, aromatic flavour.

Freshness is key to the unique truffle experience

The wonders of truffles are best enjoyed fresh; shortly after they have been harvested. They are collected seasonally, usually using trained dogs or pigs. Because of their flavour and rarity, chefs have treasured them for centuries.

The seasonal splendors of truffles

The Alba white truffle (tuber magnatum pico) is an object of desire for gourmands. It comes from Italy's Piedmont region and is harvested only between October and December.

To mark the start of spring we fly in the albidium pico white truffle from Northern Italy and Eastern Europe. It has a very delicate taste and an aroma that varies from very strong to medium.

The Perigord or black winter truffle, harvested from November through to March, has the strongest black truffle flavour, and is very highly regarded. We fly in only the freshest truffles from Umbria, known in Italy as ‘il tartufo nero di Norcia’.

With a long season, black summer truffles are the most common and are available from May to September. They have a delicately mild fragrance and flavour, so we highly recommend them for truffle oil or truffle butter.

Black autumn truffles have a delicate aroma and hints of hazelnut and woodland flavours. In contrast, spring black truffles have a strong nose and intense nutty flavour. Try them with other spring delicacies like white asparagus or morels.

The garlic aroma of the rare Smooth Black Truffle (Tuber Macrosporum) is comparable to the fresh white truffle with a distinctive, pungent taste. Try shaving it over pasta, risotto or on toasted bread with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

For something quite different, the honey truffle is rare and unusual with crisp, white flesh. Its sweet flavour adds depth to ice creams, cakes or mousses. For a delicious savoury-sweet combination, try it with goat's cheese or goat's curd and honey. 

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  1. Buy Alba White Fresh Online in London UK
    Alba White Truffle, (Magnatum Pico), Fresh
    The arrival of the Alba White truffle (tuber magnatum pico) is one of the most important times of year in the culinary calendar. Its high status as the ultimate luxury food is not unfounded as it offers an impeccable scent and flavour, incomparable to any other truffle variety. These truffles come ...
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  2. Buy Perigord Black Truffle Fresh Online in UK
    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 wi...
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  3. Buy Autumn Black Truffle online and in London UK
    Autumn Black Truffle, (Tuber Uncinatum), Fresh
    Black autumn truffles have a delicate aroma and taste with warm hints of hazelnut. The exterior varies in colour from light to dark brown and the outside is textured. Black truffles have a longer shelf life than white truffles, and keep well for around two weeks after being foraged. Read our guide t...
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  4. Summer Truffles
    Summer Truffles, Fresh
    Black summer truffles are the most common of the black truffle because they have such a long season. They are available from May to September, and they are excellent value for money. They have a delicately mild nose and flavour so we highly recommend using truffle oil or truffle butter to bring out ...
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  5. Buy Honey Truffle Online & In London UK
    Honey Truffle, Fresh
    The honey truffle is a rare and unusual variety that is quite different to the more familiar black and alba white truffles. The crisp, white flesh is beautiful shaved over desserts and lends a surprisingly sweet flavour to dishes. The saccharine quality makes it a wonderful way to add depth and laye...
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  6. Buy White Spring Truffle Online In London UK
    Spring White Truffle (Tuber Albidium Pico), Fresh
    The spring white truffle has a very delicate taste. The aroma varies from very strong to medium and the size is generally smaller than winter truffles. The marbling inside has strong white veins with a brown centre, and the outside colour varies from creamy beige to a russet brown. Flown in from Nor...
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  7. Buy Smooth Black Truffle Fresh Online in London UK
    Smooth Black Truffle, Fresh
    The smooth black truffle, also known as tuber macrosporum, is well known for its distinctive, aromatic flavour. It has a strong, garlicky taste and like the white truffle, is rare and difficult to find. The flesh is purplish-brown with thin white veins running through the truffle - when you cut into...
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Round, warty, and irregular in shape, what fresh wild truffles lack in appearance, they more than make up for in taste. Pungent white truffles and more subtle black truffles can be shaved raw onto salads, pasta or eggs or they can be added to meat, poultry, pâtés and stuffing for deep, aromatic flavour.

Freshness is key to the unique truffle experience

The wonders of truffles are best enjoyed fresh; shortly after they have been harvested. They are collected seasonally, usually using trained dogs or pigs. Because of their flavour and rarity, chefs have treasured them for centuries.

The seasonal splendors of truffles

The Alba white truffle (tuber magnatum pico) is an object of desire for gourmands. It comes from Italy's Piedmont region and is harvested only between October and December.

To mark the start of spring we fly in the albidium pico white truffle from Northern Italy and Eastern Europe. It has a very delicate taste and an aroma that varies from very strong to medium.

The Perigord or black winter truffle, harvested from November through to March, has the strongest black truffle flavour, and is very highly regarded. We fly in only the freshest truffles from Umbria, known in Italy as ‘il tartufo nero di Norcia’.

With a long season, black summer truffles are the most common and are available from May to September. They have a delicately mild fragrance and flavour, so we highly recommend them for truffle oil or truffle butter.

Black autumn truffles have a delicate aroma and hints of hazelnut and woodland flavours. In contrast, spring black truffles have a strong nose and intense nutty flavour. Try them with other spring delicacies like white asparagus or morels.

The garlic aroma of the rare Smooth Black Truffle (Tuber Macrosporum) is comparable to the fresh white truffle with a distinctive, pungent taste. Try shaving it over pasta, risotto or on toasted bread with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

For something quite different, the honey truffle is rare and unusual with crisp, white flesh. Its sweet flavour adds depth to ice creams, cakes or mousses. For a delicious savoury-sweet combination, try it with goat's cheese or goat's curd and honey. 

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