Fresh summer truffle
SELECTION OF FRESH SUMMER TRUFFLES
Our partner producers deliver to us every week the entire production of their plots, in truffles "in the ground". They have just been excavated, that is to say unearthed with the help of truffle dogs , at the foot of mycorrhizal oaks . In our workshop, we wash them one by one by hand with clear water, without mechanising this operation, in order to preserve their integrity.
Once cleaned, our team carries out the canifage , in order to control the maturity of the summer truffles: a small notch is made in the gleba of the truffle , which makes it possible to see the color of the flesh. If the flesh is beige, the summer truffle is ripe enough. Thus, each summer truffle is canified by hand and checked by our team. This meticulous manual work makes it possible to discard all the poor quality, wormy or damaged summer truffles . Our high standards during this selection stage have made our House famous. The discarded St Jean truffles will be transformed into broken pieces and cooked to be offered to manufacturers.
FRESH SUMMER TRUFFLES
The summer truffle (Tuber aestivum ) and the black winter truffle or Périgord truffle ( Tuber melanosporum ) are two different varieties of truffle.
The Tuber aestivum is denser than the Périgord black truffle , with a more warty and hard skin . Its flesh, or gleba , is beige-hazelnut, when ripe, with very fine white veins.
Its taste, finally, is very different from that of Tuber melanosporum : much lighter, which does not allow it to be eaten cooked, because it then loses all its taste.
By abuse of language , the summer truffle is also called "white" summer truffle , in reference to the color of its flesh. This name leads to confusion with the white truffle of Alba or Tuber magnatum , which is a much more aromatic variety of winter truffle , with powerful allium notes and which is only harvested between October and the end of December, mainly in Italy and the Balkans.
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What is the price of the summer truffle?
The summer truffle is around 5 times less expensive than its counterpart, the black truffle. The course of summer truffle prices varies every week, which is why it is impossible to display a fixed price. The price of the summer truffle at the moment is available at the top of the page.
What is the difference between the summer truffle and the black truffle?
The summer truffle and the black truffle have a similar external appearance, but are nevertheless very different. The summer truffle is consumed from May to the end of August, and diffuses a light fragrance and a taste of hazelnut and fresh mushrooms. The black truffle is a gastronomic diamond which is harvested from November to March. These flavors are woody and musky and its price is 5 times higher than that of the black truffle.
When to harvest summer truffles?
The summer truffle harvest starts in May, when it will have a light scent and a very white gleba. The season continues until August, when it will sport darker flesh and a more intense taste.