Truffles are underground fungi that have a mycorrhizal relationship with the host tree where they grow. They flourish slightly beneath the surface of the earth, growing on the roots of different trees. Truffles are irresistible because their aroma is composed of chemicals that mimic mammalian reproductive pheromones. Eating, even sniffing a truffle brings about a euphoric dizziness that can be truly addictive.
They are expensive because they are difficult to cultivate, hard to find in the wild, incredible to eat and in high demand. There are lots of species, but the two most sought-after are the powerfully flavourful Tuber Magnatum Pico, (the Italian white Alba truffle), and the Tuber Melanosporum Vitt. (the Périgord black truffle).
Our black truffles are harvested in Italy, Spain, France, Chile and Australia within areas renowned for precious white or black truffle varieties. A knowledge of the territory, close relationships with a network of truffle hunters and years of experience allow us to offer a product with unmistakable appearance, fragrance and taste.
It is best practice to eat truffles the day you buy them. If this is not possible then store the truffles wrapped in kitchen paper, glass jar or TuberPac™ in the warmest part of the fridge, usually the door. Check them daily and wipe away any moisture that has developed - consume within 5-7 days. Your fresh truffles are packed in insulated boxes to prevent spoilage in transit. When ordering fresh truffles online please enter a mobile phone number in the delivery information box so our courier can offer you a 'one-hour' delivery window. You can track your parcel using their highly efficient tracking service.