Fresh Burgundy Truffles

£40

Tuber Uncinatum

Season: September - November 

The Burgundy truffle is also known as the ‘Autumn Truffle’ is more tolerant of soil, shade and host-tree than the Perigord black truffle, which it much resembles in the hand though is much 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 have a hard black outer layer which can be gently peeled away to reveal a dark coffee colour interior. When ripe they have a delicious albeit subtle flavour, nutty, 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 the same powerful aroma as Black Winter Truffles or White Alba Truffles so they are not to be confused. However, they are delicious when ripe and sliced or grated on top of cooked eggs, pasta or vegetables and work well with warm salads and light fish dishes. 

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Cooking Tip: Both Summer and 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.  Burgundy truffles should be shaved as thinly as possible over something hot, preferably buttery.

Storage: It is best practice to eat fresh truffles the day you buy them. If this is not possible then store them wrapped in kitchen paper in a glass jar in the warmest part of the fridge, usually the door. Check them daily and wipe away any moisture that has developed - consume within 7-10 days 

Origin: France 

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SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)

Please ensure you select the correct shipping option at the checkout. 

EXPRESS BY END OF DAY (Tues-Fri)
£8.00
EXPRESS BY 9AM (Tues-Fri) £40.00
EXPRESS BY 10AM (Tues-Fri) £18.00
EXPRESS BY 12 NOON (Tues- Fri) 
£12.00
SATURDAY DELIVERY 
£17.50
SATURDAY BY 12 NOON
£45.00

 

DELIVERY DATE SELECTION

All orders received before 3pm can be despatched the same day (Mon-Fri), unless a specific future date is selected using the drop down calendar on the basket page.

Next day delivery is not guaranteed so if you are ordering for a special occasion please chose delivery date a day in advance.

Saturday is a premium service and must be paid for accordingly.  If you do not pay for Saturday shipping we will despatch your order on the next working day (Monday), for delivery the following day (Tuesday).

We do not deliver on Sunday or Monday.

COURIERS

We send all of our shipments on an express next day courier service, usually with FedEx

On the day of your delivery you will receive an email confirming your parcel is due for delivery.

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PACKAGING

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.

FROZEN PRODUCTS

The vast majority of 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 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 frozen products arrive in extremely high quality, fully insulated packaging.

FRESH TRUFFLES

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.

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