BLACK TRUFFLE

The black truffle or Tuber Melanosporum is a mushroom that grows underground with the roots of Mediterranean trees, especially the genus Quercus, such as oaks and oaks.

Its aroma is intense its flavor, surprising.

Its capricious silhouette resembles that of tubers like the potato but with a peculiarity: it grows like multiple balloons with pyramidal and polygonal shapes on its surface. Robust, compact and dark on the outside, the black truffle has a purplish black interior with white streaks when it matures in winter. The optimal period for collecting black truffles is between mid-November and mid-March.

The value of the black truffle is appreciated around the world. Spain is the world’s leading producer of black truffles, with the Teruel mountains at the forefront of truffle production.

As it could not be otherwise in a privileged environment like this one, Montruffles bet on the black truffle of Teruel and guarantees the Spanish origin of all its truffles.

Montruffles, with delicacy and precision, selects truffles of the highest quality and a uniform caliber to prepare dishes and unforgettable moments.

OTHER VARIETIES OF TRUFFLES

Summer truffle (Tuber Aestivum)

Softer than black truffle, Tuber Aestivum is also very popular for its many gastronomic possibilities.

CONSERVATION AND CARE OF THE TRUFFLE​

Under the ground, far from lights and noises, the truffles take a few months to mature next to the roots of oaks, oaks and other trees.

Once outside, continue to pamper this underground mushroom so that it retains all its properties.

Montruffles provides transport and containers adapted for fresh truffles to be preserved according to their needs for temperature and humidity.

Once at their destination, truffles can be stored for one week in the refrigerator and ten months in the freezer.

In the refrigerator, it is advisable to protect the truffles from moisture by wrapping them in an absorbent paper that has to be changed every day.

In addition, to avoid the loss of their aromas, they must be stored in an airtight container that must be opened from time to time for the truffles “breathe”. They can be stored with other foods such as eggs or butter if you want them to acquire the smell and taste of truffles.

To extend the shelf life in a refrigerator for a year, you can choose to keep the truffles in their juice. To do this, simply introduce the truffles clean in a glass jar, cover them with brandy or a dry white wine, cover and boil in the water bath until it is empty.

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