The Black Summer Truffle (Tuber aestivum/unicinatum) thrives in northern Italy, central Europe and the UK but also grows in Turkey and North Africa. It is highly valued for its culinary uses. Summer truffles do not have as strong an aroma or taste as winter truffles do. They are mainly harvested from June to November . These truffles grow in symbiosis with trees such as oaks, hazels and beech. Their shape is generally round, up to 4 cm diameter
This truffle had a subtle, mushroom, earthy, nutty flavor. Some say it has a slightly chocolatey sweetness, and a musky smell.
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Store wrapped in a paper towel in a sealed container or sealed bag in the refrigerator. If you want to infuse anything with the aroma of your truffles, put whatever it is in a sealed container with the truffles.
White or black paper-thin truffle slices may be inserted into meats, under the skins of roasted fowl, in foie gras preparations, in pâtés, or in stuffings. Some specialty cheeses contain truffles as well.
The flavour of black truffles is far less pungent and more refined than that of white truffles. It is reminiscent of fresh earth and mushrooms, and when fresh, their scent fills a room almost instantly. In 2006, designer Tom Ford released a perfume that lists black truffle as its first note. While in the past chefs used to peel truffles, in modern times most restaurants brush the truffle carefully and shave it or dice it with the skin on so as to use most of this expensive ingredient. A few restaurants, such as Philippe Rochat in Switzerland, still stamp out circular discs of truffle flesh and use the skins for sauces. Tuber aestivum/unicinatum, Summer Black Truffles, Black Truffles, Buy Truffles, in season truffles, european truffles, truffles, purchase truffles, truffle
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