How to buy truffles?
The two best ways to buy fresh Perigord truffles:
Fresh, on the regional markets of the Périgord in Vergt, Ribérac, Sarlat or Périgueux.
Or directly at the producer's, there you will be at the origin of the truffle. The producer will explain and share his passion with you, He or she will give you sound advice and help you choose the right tuber(s). according to your culinary needs.
The fresh truffle must be firm, with a pronounced aroma.
When to buy fresh Perigord truffles ? From the end of December to February, this is the time whenthe fresh truffle reaches maturity, It taste is then subtle and rustic with a quite remarkable persistence in the mouth. You will be able to appreciate the quintessence of this Périgord terroir..
Truffle producers in Périgord
One is born producer of Perigord truffles. ; i.e. one is heir to a long family tradition that continues from generation to generation.
Or we becomeproducer of Perigord truffles when you are initiated by enthusiasts who share with you the mystery of the truffle, and their practice, to discover this gustatory and sensory treasure. Many people are captivated by this extraordinary culture and by this extraordinary product that is the Perigord truffle.
We plant mycorhized truffle oaks, you maintain your truffle field the same way past generations did, we dig the truffle and we finally get the reward for his patience and effort.
It is at the same time, the satisfaction of harvesting this "black pearl" that will seduce gourmets and gourmands and the pleasure of "cavorting" with flies, i.e. to make fly with a stick, the fly on the ground,that tells you where to look. You can also cavort with a dog, you then have, in addition, these moments of complicity between the master and his dog and a moment of emotion and pleasure shared between the two « truffle hunter » when, after delicately digging in the spot indicated by your dog, you find the tuber you were hoping for: the melanosporum or Perigord truffle.