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.
The picking season in Europe goes from December to March, a period in which black truffles are selected and treated with the most modern technologies behind the shadow of old tradition, protected by the Urbani family for many decades.
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 3pm 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 3pm (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.
Urbani black truffles were perfection; came right on time. We made essentially a linguine cacio e pepe with lots of butter and shaved them at the last minute - delirious with Barolo
This was my first time to order fresh truffles from Urbani, I was excited to get fresh Italian black truffles online. My order arrived the next day as promised and was very well packaged to remain cool and unstressed. Once I opened the bag they were packaged in I was overwhelmed by how strong their aroma was, I couldn’t wait to see them...and they were beautiful! I wanted to use some right away, so I made a truffle butter for pasta that night for dinner. My husband does not hand out compliments easily, he said these truffles were the best he’s tasted anywhere! I will definitely be shopping with Urbani again!
The service was without any issue and arrived as promised. The truffle smells amazing and I am looking forward to tonight's dinner. It is a high quality truffle and a nice treat amongst all the current chaos in our world. Thank you.