SUMMER TRUFFLE

The summer truffle or Tuber Aestivum grows in a habitat similar to that of the black truffle; that is, together with the roots of Mediterranean forests, although it does not require environmental conditions as specific as the black truffle in terms of soil composition and humidity. This translates into greater ease of cultivation but also in less spectacular properties, such as an aroma of less intensity than that of the black truffle.

Also known as San Juan truffle, the summer truffle harvest takes place between the months of May and September.

Dark on the outside and with more pronounced pyramidal shapes, it differs easily from the black truffle inside.

Inside, the summer truffle is light brown with white streaks when ripe.

Smoother than the black truffle, the Tuber Aestivum is also very appreciated for its many gastronomic possibilities

The summer truffle is perfect to accompany this summer season food although it can also be used in preserves.

OTHER TRUFFLE VARIETIES

Black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum)

Rugged, compact and dark on the outside, the black truffle has a purplish black interior with white streaks when it reaches maturity in winter.

CONSERVATION AND CARE OF THE TRUFFLE

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

Once outside, it is necessary to continue pampering this underground fungus so that it maintains all its properties.

Montruffles provides means of transport and suitable containers so that fresh truffles are preserved according to their temperature and humidity needs.

Once at your destination, the truffles can be stored for one week in the fridge and about ten months in the freezer.

In the refrigerator, it is advisable to protect the truffles from moisture by wrapping each one in an absorbent paper that must be changed daily.

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

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

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