The story of the truffle hunter and his dog truffle hunting is one of the most beautiful truffle traditions. With the help of his dog the man find the precious tuber (Tuber melanosporum vitt): the black diamond of the table. As deep as 2 feet under the ground, it grows near oak trees and hazelnuts.
Picking season in Australia, where this tuber is harvested with excellent result, goes from June to August.
The fresh truffles are sent all over the world and they reach even the furthest destinations in perfect conditions, thanks to the special refrigerated containers which keep the product fresh for up to three days.
The classic recipe for black truffles is the salsa alla spoletina: for which the truffles are minced and added to warm,( but not frying!) olive oil, a touch of garlic, salt and pepper. This makes it ideal for bruschettas, spaghetti, meat and fish. You can grate black winter truffles on vanilla ice cream for the best dessert ever! 1 oz of product ;is recommended for 1 or 2 portions.
Product life: 1 to 2 weeks (our advice is using truffles in 2 or 3 days maximum), kept in a refrigerator at 37.5 F (3 C ), wrapped in paper towel.
To ensure freshness we ship this product only with NEXT DAY Delivery.
All fresh truffles orders placed before 12pm EST will be shipped out the same day, please check the following options:
- FEDEX NEXT DAY Delivery (shipped out from Monday to Thursday): If you place an order after 12pm (EST) on Thursday, your order will be shipped out next Monday.
- FEDEX SATURDAY Delivery: Ships only on Friday.
We do not ship to P.O. Boxes or APO/FPO addresses.
They came on time in excellent condition. They had great flavor and texture. No complaints.
I received your special package last Friday just before noon, open the box and was immediately lift it up into wonderful travel memories. I had tried Australian black truffles last year or the year before and this year’s truffles are every bit as good as those, as well as the European black truffles. To my mind and my palate there is no difference. I am enjoying the truffles tremendously! The first dish I had was with Japanese A5 New York strip, but nothing is left of that meal to take a photo of unfortunately.
Having a little Fernet before a scandalous lunch of pork piccata and shaved truffle, right here in Lexington, Ky!. Molto bene, Urbani!
Truffles from Urbani never disappoint. Orders get process super fast and arrive in great condition. Prices are fair for the great quality.
Thank you for your kind words!
We are happy you enjoyed the truffles.