Andy Truffles offers gourmet fresh wild black summer truffles from Bulgaria.
In this offering, you will get top-quality black truffles (tuber aestivum or tuber uncinatum). Those truffles are ideal for gastronomy show cooking.
This is our offering for private customers who would like to try fresh black truffles at an affordable price.
Each order will be professionally packaged in a thermal bag with gel coolants inside and shipped with priority international shipping over FedEx.
Prior to purchase message us to tell you more details about the current truffles. We don’t harvest them and depend purely on what’s in our woods.
We offer fresh black summer/autumn truffles, also known as Tuber aestivum/uncinatum. Bulgarian truffles are highly prized for their distinctive aroma and flavor, which is often described as earthy, nutty, and slightly garlicky. While not as expensive or intense in flavor as their winter counterparts, summer truffles still offer a delightful culinary experience.
Here are some key characteristics and information about fresh summer truffles:
Appearance: Fresh black truffles are irregularly shaped, usually ranging in size from a walnut to a golf ball. They have a rough, dark brown or black exterior with a warty texture. Inside our black truffles have marbled, light brown to dark brown flesh with white veins.
Season: Black truffles are harvested from May to December, depending on the region and climate. They are typically found in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, and parts of Eastern Europe in particular Bulgaria is one of the countries of black summer/autumn truffles.
Aroma: The aroma of fresh black truffles is complex and pungent, often compared to a mix of earthy, woody, and fruity scents. When ripe, they emit an enticing fragrance that can enhance various dishes.
Flavor: Black truffles have a mild and delicate flavor compared to other truffle varieties. They offer subtle notes of earthiness, mushrooms, and garlic. Their flavor profile can vary depending on the maturity and quality of the truffle.
Culinary Uses: Fresh black truffles are a prized ingredient in gourmet cuisine. Our fresh black truffles are usually shaved or grated thinly over dishes to maximize their flavor. The wild truffles pair well with foods like pasta, risotto, eggs, potatoes, salads, and grilled vegetables. Our truffles can also be used to infuse oils, butter, or cream, creating truffle-infused products for cooking or finishing touches.
Storage: Fresh black truffles are best enjoyed as soon as possible after harvest since they have a relatively short shelf life. They are highly perishable and should be stored properly. Wrap them individually in paper towels or store them in a breathable container in the refrigerator. Consume them within a week for the best flavor.
Availability and Pricing: Compared to winter truffles, black truffles are more abundant and generally more affordable. However, their availability may still vary depending on the region and demand. Prices fluctuate based on factors such as size, quality, and market conditions.
When cooking with fresh black truffles, it’s important to use them sparingly to appreciate their subtle flavor. The truffles should be cleaned and brushed gently to remove any dirt or debris before use. For an optimal experience, it’s recommended to serve them fresh and avoid subjecting them to excessive heat or cooking for prolonged periods, as it can diminish their aroma and flavor.