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.
Urbani’s service was great! I was a little disappointed in the Australian black truffles. Their flavor and aroma were very mild - in fact, somewhat faint.
Made a fresh pizza tonight with fresh dough using my grill with a grill mat and grill at 400F. Topped with white mushrooms (cooked first) and fresh baby spinach. The finishing touch after pizza off the grill was the winter black truffles using a peeler to get super thin slices. This was an incredible delight. The black flecks are the truffle slices. Tomorrow night pasta with olive oil, parmesan regianno , grana madono cheese and black truffles. Black truffles are a little milder than white truffles for you truffle fans and soon to be truffle fans..
They arrived promptly, in excellent condition, with great aroma and flavor.
Would happily order again.