These fresh truffles are now out of season – but we look forward to their arrival in autumn. Meanwhile, Black Summer Truffles are available.
Club Members who enjoy fresh Italian truffles order them from the Club, flown in specially from Italy at wholesale prices. Take, for instance, fresh Black Périgord Winter Truffles—the Perigord’s ‘black diamonds’ (and almost as expensive as diamonds in shops!). With their intense flavours, these are the next best thing to the white Alba truffle, and far superior to the summer variety. The season is about to end, so this is our last chance to order before next autumn.
These fresh truffles are top quality, Grade A, Black Périgord Winter Truffles, flown into London every Tuesday direct from Périgord by our importers, who also supply the top Michelin-starred chefs in London and elsewhere. Members’ wholesale price currently starts at £37 for 30g, including delivery to the door—instead of the usual £100 or so.
Périgord black truffles (tuber melanosporum) are the best in the world, with that exquisite aroma and deep, earthy flavour which makes plain foods ambrosial. Shave, slice thinly, or grate over scrambled eggs or a creamy pasta sauce, and the result is heavenly. Transform the taste of meat, fish, soup and risotto—unlike white truffles, the black truffle aroma intensifies when heated. In particular, black truffles are marvellous with rich foods such as foie gras, butter, cheese, cream and oils—and of course the ‘holy trinity’ of pasta, rice and potatoes, bland foods which are superb in bringing out the magnificent flavour of the truffle.
Use them immediately or at least within two to three days to maximise the flavour. Store in an airtight container lined with kitchen roll and place in the warmest part of the fridge (they can be frozen but the flavour is impaired). To give an idea of size, a 50g truffle is about the size of a golf ball. The weights below are for guidance, since fresh truffles are sold whole and when you order we will let you know the exact sizes of the truffles which have just been flown into London.
Fresh Périgord Black Winter Truffles. 100g: RRP £295. CCUK £98. Free UK mainland delivery. approx 100g