Fresh White Truffles
ITALIAN WHITE TRUFFLES - Tuber Magnatum Pico
Season: October - December
The white truffle has a short season and is found in the regions of Piedmont, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Marche in Italy. It comes into maturity after the September rains, after the first frost has passed. Once formed it ripens in a single day, unlike the Périgord black truffle that matures over a month to six weeks.
In terms of size and shape, size is good - it is better to have one truffle than two smaller ones of equal weight. Highly prized white truffles are perfectly spherical since lobes and folds can harbour decay. A truffle larger than the size of a hen's egg tends to carry a premium greater than it's worth. This is largely due to the high demand of restauranteur wishing to impress their customers.
Supply: Of all the amazing products that we sell, white truffles are our speciality. We have dozens of brokers in our service that travel around the truffle regions of Italy meeting with hunters and striking deals on a daily basis. We have very specific criteria and exceptionally high standards when it comes to purchasing so we always guarantee the quality of our white truffles under any circumstance.
*NOTE* Fresh white truffles should be consumed as soon as possible to ensure the best truffle experience.
Cooking with White Truffles: Because they are so aromatic and pungent, but their aroma tends to fade relatively quickly, white truffles should NEVER be cooked at all but shaved as thinly as possible using a truffle slicer, over something hot, preferably buttery, like risotto or fettuccine pasta
They should never be mixed with any ingredient high in acidity, which would cause the flavour of the truffle to subside. Let the truffle work its magic, and always add at the end of the preparation.
Always allow your white truffle to come to room temperature before using it to allow the aroma to develop greater than using straight from the fridge.
We recommend 8-10g per portion to really live the true white truffle experience!
Storage: All of our white truffles are supplied with notes on storage, cleaning, and preservation. Fresh white 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 white truffles be stored in an airtight container, always in the refrigerator. This method allows the preservation of white truffles for no more than five days.
SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)
Please ensure you select the correct shipping option at the checkout.
EXPRESS BY END OF DAY (Tues-Fri)
|EXPRESS BY 9AM (Tues-Fri)||£40.00|
|EXPRESS BY 10AM (Tues-Fri)||£18.00|
EXPRESS BY 12 NOON (Tues- Fri)
SATURDAY BY 12 NOON
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.
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.
For more information on shipping & delivery please click here
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.
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.
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.