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.
Kids and myself love the Australia truffle and the regular as well. Thanks again Team Urbani. Look forward buying again pretty soon.
I've turned to Urbani every time I've purchased a fresh truffle and they never fail to disappoint. As a last minute idea for a birthday dinner, this Australian black truffle was the perfect umami hit. We added it to a pizza with fontina, parmigiano and mozzarella with wild mushrooms as well as my favorite dish -- cacio e pepe. I tend to prefer white truffles since they are more potent but this one exceeded my expectations.
Urbani has been my truffle purveyor for 30 years now. I am impressed with the operation of the website. From ordering, to email communications to, shipment and delivery the truffles were delicious.
I love to cook. However, pre-covid 19, we rarely ate at home. After a long day of working in an office and/or work travel, who feels like cooking? Suddenly, our lives shifted. I found myself back to what I used to do thirty or forty years ago. Reading and experimenting with seemingly complicated recipes, making up my own risky recipes, and preparing simple, basic meals. Actually, I've been enjoying my "new normal." So, when I saw an advertisement for Urbani Truffles, I did something that I rarely do: I ordered a bunch of products including Australian black truffles, white and black truffle butter, white and black truffle oil, truffle mustard, and the most heavenly but sinful, black and white truffle bon bons! Everything arrived as promised and in perfect condition. Vittorio was very responsive to my questions and could not have been more helpful. Do I recommend Urbani Truffles? YOU BET I DO! The products are pricey but for a splurge, well worth it. Was the customer service good? Absolutely the best! So, if you love to cook, or even just dabble in the kitchen, give yourself a real treat and splurge! You won't be disappointed!