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For most of the year, the Black Truffle is a plain Jane, hidden beneath the ground and undistinguished in taste & aroma. When the days shorten in Autumn and the nights become cool, the spores of Black Truffles mature, and must be freed from the earth. It is at this time that the fragrance and flavor of the truffle becomes outstanding, drawing the attention of both humans and animals. Truffles that have been collected too early, have little taste, and the mushroom deteriorates quite rapidly once mature. The symphony of aroma released by the Black Truffle is the only indication...

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    How To Use Summer Truffles, A Luxurious Value Courtesy of Phaedra Cook Black summer truffles have arrived, and there’s nothing better than adding delicate, earthy flavors to the bounty of the season. These are not only prized for their delicate aroma and flavor, but also for being of great value—especially when compared with the more precious and scarce Black Winter Truffles. Our black summer truffles are $30 per ounce, as compared to $67 per ounce for the most recent crop of Black Winter Truffles. (Prices are for retail sale; please inquire us about wholesale pricing.) Summer truffles represent a whole...

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