A-grade fresh black summer truffles Tuber Aestivum vitt., include truffles with regular shape, weight between 15g and 200 grams /above 3cm in diameter/, can have broken, cut and scratch truffles maximum 30%
Other names: Tuber Aestivum vitt, Scorzone, Truffle of Saint-Jean, Black Summer Truffle
Season: May to September
Storage: refrigerator at 36°F
Shelf life at optimal storage: 10-14 days
Fresh Black Summer Truffles from Italy
Fresh each week from Italy! Subtler than their winter counterpart, fresh summer truffles are harvested from May through August, depending on the weather and the season. They add to dishes an aroma and flavor that marries well with other ingredients, but are not overpowering and pungent like many winter truffles can be. You can buy our fresh summer truffles online at prices that are much more accessible than those harvested in the winter, which makes them great to experiment with truffle dishes without fear of making (costly) mistakes.
Per Piece Sizes Run As Follows:
- Small Size: 0.7 – 1.0 oz each
- Medium Size: 1.0 – 2.0 oz each
Instructions for use and storage: Don’t cook for long periods of time or over excessive heat. Shave over dishes at the end of the preparation or when plating. The heat from your dish will bring out the aroma and flavor of the truffle. Store in the refrigerator wrapped in a paper towel.
Availability Details: Fresh truffles are delivered to us twice weekly from Italy. Prices listed can only be guaranteed for orders shipped out ASAP. Prices can update each week. Orders for fresh truffles placed with a requested future delivery date, will be charged based on the prevailing price for the week the truffles ship. With all fresh truffle products you are charged based on the actual weight shipped.
Storage: tightly wrapped and refrigerated
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.
The summer truffle looks similar to a winter black truffle but is not as intensely perfumed. With prominent black scales and firm, white-veined beige flesh, summer truffles have a delicate flavor and a slightly nutty aroma with notes of hazelnut and fresh earth. Plucked from European markets at the height of their freshness, our truffles are immediately shipped stateside for your enjoyment.
- Sold as whole, intact piece
- Tuber aestivum
- Very subtle flavor and light flesh
- 1-ounce average weight
- Product of France and Italy
- For best taste, store in the refrigerator and use within 2-3 days of receipt
Please note: Because truffles are natural products foraged in the earth, quality and flavor will vary. We select truffles with great care based on visual and olfactory inspection, but cannot taste each truffle. Please see the cooking and serving tab for tips on proper truffle storage.
Tuber Aestivum Vitt. is the scientific name for the Summer Truffle. Since these truffles are also black in color, they are commonly referred to as Black Summer Truffles. The season for this truffle is from May through early September.
Because of its thicker skin, the Summer Truffle lasts longer than both the White and Winter Truffle and if properly kept, it will last for three weeks after harvest. The early fresh summer truffles have a very gentle aroma compare to winter ones. The fresh truffles should be used for finishing or topping off any dish, as any cooking heat may destroy their aroma.
Note: Truffles are formed naturally in the ground therefore each truffle may vary slightly in size and color. The size of the product you add to your cart will be the size of the product shipped. You must select the product size you desire in the menu above.
Most chefs complement summer truffles with truffle oil in dishes like truffle pasta or pizza, although summer truffles can really shine on their own in dishes like crudos, eggs & tartares. If you aren’t familiar with Summer Truffles and have any questions prior to placing an order, feel free to reach out at
Brushed First Choice
When the fresh truffle season ends (yes, a dark day indeed in kitchens around the world), we’re thankful that there is an alternative to get our truffle fix. Enter preserved truffles. Summer truffles will not be very striking out of the jar, and will need to be heated up or cooked with to bring out the flavors. Best for used in hot dishes like risottos, omelets and mashed potatoes.
The heat of the dish itself will help bring out the aroma. An even more successful way to enhance the dish would be to add as well some truffle oil, butter or truffle paste (oils and butters are usually more aromatic than canned truffles, and can preserve the fragrance of the dish longer).
Preserved truffles are a nice, budget-friendly way to add visual truffle appeal to dishes. However, if you are looking to add the pungent aroma and taste of truffles to your dish, we recommend that you explore our fresh truffle selection at https://trufflecarts.com/ Jarred or canned truffles, sold by us or any other vendor, are mere shadows of their fresh truffle selves and will not, by themselves, deliver the aroma or flavor of fresh truffles.
They are great to use with truffle oil – the oil will add the flavor, the preserved truffles the truffle “look”, but preserved truffles should be used only to garnish a dish, or in conjunction to truffle butter and oil during those times when fresh truffles are out of season or when the budget doesn’t allow for the real thing. Preserved truffles out of the jar or can have almost no flavor or odor.
If you are looking for the true flavor of a fresh truffle, then please visit our fresh truffle page and purchase a fresh truffle – we carry the markets best selection of fresh truffles while they are available at unbeatable prices.
If you’re looking to add a truffle appearance to your dish, then this is the product for you, as the excellent texture, rigidity and wholeness of our preserved truffles will give any dish a truffle look.
Ingredients: Black Truffles (Tuber Aestivum Vitt.), water, salt.
Storage: at room temperature
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is non-perishable and can ship via Ground service.