Black truffle Extra

Tuber Melanosporum

Fresh black truffles « Tuber Melanosporum ».
Highly fragrant and crunchy, the fresh black truffle is called : « the black diamond of French gastronomy » for its unique taste and fragrance. When mature, black truffle is a small fragrance concentrate.
2nd category truffles are either whole or morsels, over 20 grammes.

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Fresh black truffle from Périgord (Extra), Périgord origin, available in 50g, 100g, 200g, 500g and 1000g.

  • In hand : Very good aspect
  • Exterior : Some rough edges
  • Shape : Regular
  • Colour : Very black
  • Taste : Perfect
  • Weight : 20 grammes or over
  • Packaging : Vacuum packed
  • Preservation : 8 days

The black truffle extra is the most beautiful one, perfectly shaped, the inside is smooth and its fragrance is genuine.
It has a very prestigious reputation it has earned several nicknames like « black gold » or « cooking diamond »
When the season comes, this jewel is picked up. The fragrance is very aromatic, and the taste is unique. It is said to belong to the goddess of longevity and regeneration of the body. It is highly famous and most apreciated by gourmets.

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Discover the black truffle, a product harvested during the winter season

The black truffle also known under the name of the Périgord truffle is a tuber which offers flavors and aromas particularly appreciated in gastronomy. If you are looking for a truffle to enhance your dishes, Alain Truffes provides this product available in several versions for all your recipes.

The harvest of this black diamond is done with the help of a dog or a truffle pig who are trained to discover truffles. The truffle is found exclusively in limestone soil and mainly close to truffle trees, such as hazelnut or oak.

French truffles are grown in specific regions such as Périgord, Bourgorgne and Provence. Caving of tuber melanosporum begins in December and lasts from late February to early March. This is also why we also call it the winter truffle.

Aromas and flavors for your delicacies

Black truffle is highly valued for its powerful aroma and delicate flavors. This black diamond is very often cooked and tasted on special occasions. The truffle is a product embellished with various noble recipes which will highlight it in order to benefit from its exceptional taste. Great chefs use it in the world of gastronomy to bring that luxurious touch to a dish.

This mushroom will go perfectly with your delicate dishes and the preparation must be done with respect for the product. The first step is to properly clean the product in order to remove all earthy particles. The aromas are very volatile and it is therefore preferable to taste it as soon as possible.

Black truffles can be eaten both cooked and raw and in a good dosage that will awaken your taste buds when tasting the dish.


if your truffles are not eaten until 7 days after expedition of themself, you have to put them in the freezer.

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