This truffle grows naturally and elusively in open woodlands across Europe. These truffles contain a woodsy aroma with flavors of garlic, wild mushroom, and earthy hazelnut undertones. Summer truffles are more subtle than their winter counterparts. They can be shaved fresh as a finishing element or infused into sauces to add depth and complexity. Fats are great for capturing these aromas - and we recommend avoiding intense heat to maintain the integrity of the distinct flavor and aroma. Use as a complement to high-quality truffle salt, truffle oil, or truffle butter for robust truffle aroma and flavor.
Rich dishes that contain meat, cheese, and eggs. Looking for recipe ideas? The Black Summer truffle will be perfect with lobster, caviar, foie gras, pasta, creamy sauces, brocollini, garlic, shallots, light-bodied vinegar, aged cheeses, citrus, and herbs such as tarragon and basil. Also pairs well with arugula! Be sure to use it as a complement to truffle salt, butter, or oil for maximum truffle aroma and flavor.
The truffle yields the sweet scent of mushrooms and fresh hazelnut flavor.
Its sweet hazelnut scent easily mixes with other dishes.