Italian Black Summer Truffles
Fresh Italian black summer truffles (Tuber Aestivum Vitt) have a sweet, almost chocolaty flavor and a subtle aroma that is perfect for those light spring and summer dishes. Summer truffles are generally less potent than the more expensive winter varieties.
When figuring out how many ounces of fresh European truffles to buy, we usually recommend a serving size of 5-7 grams of fresh truffle per dish per person (that's roughly 4-5 servings per ounce).
How to Store Fresh Truffles - also includes long-term preservation tips.
RECIPES & TIPS
Fresh black summer truffles pair well with dishes featuring potatoes, pasta, cheese, and eggs. They're particularly good on risotto and pizza.
Unlike winter truffles, which many modern chefs feel should not be cooked, black summer truffles have a stronger flavor and aroma if they’re very lightly cooked (sautéed or warmed in oil) just prior to use.
We recommend using a truffle slicer when cooking with fresh truffles, as the thin shavings it produces will maximize the amount of flavor you get from each truffle.
We usually recommend a serving size of 5-7 grams of fresh truffle per dish per person (approx. 4-5 servings per ounce).