FRESH AUTUMN TRUFFLES
Burgundy Truffle Tuber Uncinatum
Season: September - November
The 'Burgundy truffle', also known as the ‘Autumn Truffle’ is abundant in certain parts of the UK in areas which are usually a closely guarded secret. Burgundy truffles, when fresh and perfectly ripe, are strong and utterly delicious and rank highly against both white and black truffle varieties at a fraction of the price.
They are more tolerant of soil, shade, and host tree than the Perigord black truffle, which it much resembles in the hand, though slightly less fragrant on the nose. It thrives on pine trees, as well as most usual host trees. Burgundy truffles are considered by some as a variant of the summer truffle but come to maturity much later in the year, from September to December, dovetailing into the season for Périgord black truffles.
Burgundy truffles are firm and heavy for their size and have a hard black outer layer that can be gently peeled away to reveal a dark coffee-coloured interior. When ripe, they have a delicious flavour, nutty and earthy, with hints of caramel.
The outside, known as the peridium, is black with reddish tints, not unlike the Périgord black truffle but more coarse in texture. The inside or glebum is ivory to brown with veining. They do not have quite the same powerful aroma as Black Winter Truffles or White Alba Truffles, so they are not to be confused. However, they are fantastic when sliced or grated over cooked eggs, pasta, vegetables, or baked cheese.
NOTE* Fresh truffles should be consumed as soon as possible to ensure the best truffle experience.
Cooking Tip: Burgundy truffles are better when the tough outer peridium is gently scraped away with a pairing knife as on most occasions it can be tough and bitter which takes away from the delicate caramel, vanilla notes of the interior. Truffles should be shaved thinly over something hot, preferably buttery.
Storage: All of our truffles are supplied with notes on storage, cleaning, and preservation. Fresh truffles should always be stored in a refrigerator. Each truffle must be wrapped individually in absorbent paper, making sure that it always remains dry. To prevent the aromatic contamination of other foods, we recommend fresh truffles be stored in an airtight container. This method allows the preservation of fresh truffles for no more than five days.
Origin: UK, ItalyLess
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For the shipping fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.
To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice. These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.
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TRANSIT TIMES & PACKAGING
All ingredients that we sell are hand selected choosing from the best product available.
We only use premium express courier services and aim to have produce out of our hands and into yours in the shortest possible time.
All perishable goods orders are safely packed in high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network, guaranteeing freshness for a minimum of 2 full days in transit. Much longer in colder seasons.
The vast majority of frozen food shipments arrive frozen but we cannot guarantee this. In the event that your order has defrosted it should still be at a very low temperature when you receive it and therefore fine to put in straight in your freezer. Refreezing is only unsafe if the product has reached 8°c. It is worth mentioning that supermarkets routinely sell defrosted food as "fresh", with the advice that it may be frozen when you get home.
All fresh truffles are sent in a foil resealable pack with an absorbent paper. This is suitable for storing in your fridge. If storing truffles for more than a few days we recommend wrapping them in paper towel or using a Tuberpac. Fresh truffles are always best consumed as soon as possible.