Fresh Black Truffle - Tuber Melanosporum
Black truffle origin and truffle season
This truffle it is known as Perigord Truffle because at the beggining of twentieth century France was the main producer in the world. Nowadays 90% of the production of this truffle mushoom it is produced in Spain in winter time. From November to April Spanish truffle it is sold around the world.
Once the winter season it is finished in Europe, from May to August we find from Southern Hemisphere Australian truffle and South American truffle.
We supply this delicacy practically from November to August with non-stop. Visit our shop regulary to know the weekly price!
Quality and servings of black truffle
At Laumont we offer different types of black truffle, depending on their shape and quality:
- Extra black truffle: 95% of the skin rind without imperfections and regular shape. It is used in the best restaurants in the world due to its quality and its perfect appearance.
- First quality: irregular shape and 80% of the skin without imperfections. A very good quality truffle with a good aroma but a shape not as delicate as the extra one.
- Chunk quality: split truffles that only a part can be marketed fresh. Ideal for those who use the truffle regardless of its appearance.
- Small truffle: specimens of 8 to 20 grams. These smaller truffles have the same characteristics as the larger pieces, but their volume limits their culinary use depending on what you want to cook.
Black truffle price
The price of black truffle is very volatile. At the moment of maximum value, it can exceed € 600 per kg. In summary, the variation in the price of truffles has these phases:
- 15 November - 15 December: Average maturation - low price
- 15 December - 25 December: Average/high maturation - high price
- 25 December - 31 January: High maturation - low price
- 1 February - April: High maturation - Average price
The truffle from Australia or Chile it usually comes at a slightly higher price than the winter campaign in Spain. Likewise, the quality and aroma are equal or even better than our domestic production.
Keep truffle fresh
If after buying black truffle, you receive your order and do not consume it all, you should know how to preserve the black truffle. Being such a select product, it cannot be overlooked that a good preservation of the truffle is important so that it does not lose aroma or quality.
The black truffle must be consumed no later than 5 days after receiving it and stored in the refrigerator and in a glass jar. If you want to freeze it for more days, it is possible to freeze it. If you do, the truffle must be wrapped with film, otherwise it will lose its aroma.
The healthy benefits of black truffle
Like mushrooms, truffles are low-calorie, low-fat foods. In terms of its nutritional value, it contains vitamin C and vitamins B2, B3 and B9.
Its consumption prevents the risk of cardiovascular diseases and thanks to its values it lowers cholesterol levels. Black truffles are also composed of antioxidants, which is why it is considered positive for the skin and prevents aging.
These benefits indicate the positive health benefits of the black truffle, although as a food consumed in small quantities it is not normally used in healthy diets or treatments.
What is the taste of black truffle
The taste of the black truffle is difficult to put into words. Its peculiar taste surprises all those who consume it for the first time. Its intense aroma and its ability to enhance the flavour of dishes is always highlighted, although descriptions of the actual flavour of the black truffle are rarely read.
More than taste, maybe we should talk about sensations. When eating black truffle, you are filled with a unique sensation that you have hardly ever felt before. It has been shown to contain more than 50 aromatic compounds that, when mixed, cause a very characteristic taste, the taste of black truffle. And you, how would you define the taste of black truffle?
Recipes with black truffle
The gastronomic use of the black truffle is very varied and always adds a high quality touch to recipes. When thinking about a recipe with black truffle, we must always bear in mind that the black truffle will be the main protagonist of the dish: its intense aroma and peculiar taste contribute to a unique experience that no other food can replace.
Here you can consult several proposals that we make for you to cook with black truffle, although we highlight below some of these recipes with black truffle:
From here we encourage you to cook dishes with black truffle and share them on our Instagram @laumont.truffles .
For private customers we have the online store laumontshop.uk. Private store
*The truffle is washed, brushed and carefully prepared for delivery. It is shipped with a polystyrene packaging designed to guarantee the highest quality, aroma and freshness, without breaking the cold chain throughout the shipping process. It is delivered in 24h throughout Europe for orders before 14h from Monday to Thursday. Orders from Friday to Sunday are shipped on Monday.