The gold of the ground


TUBER aestivum

“Truffle is the diamond of the kitchen.”

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Weight and sizes: 5-200 g, 5-15 cm

Harvest areas: Marche, Abruzzo, Umbria, Molise, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Apulia

Harvest period: May through August

Taste: aromatic and tasty, very delicate

Matches: eggs, tagliatelle, risotto, meat and fish

Taste it with: non-vanilla tasting white or red wines, like Bordeaux, Pinot Nero, Trebbiano

Did you know? The very best truffle hunter, since the ancient times, is the pig, not the dog: much greedier, much less trainable, this lovely animal tends to damage the soil and the truffles and, rather often, eats them in one bite.

Perhaps because of the pleasant weather during its harvest season, the summer truffle is reminiscent of the isolated trees and fresh rivers near which it grows. Its taste vaguely evokes that of porcini mushroom and is suitable for fresh and delicate dishes that require “an extra something”. Bring summer to your table the year round with our selection of summer truffle-based products.