Envelope your dishes in the complex taste and rich aroma of black truffles. Sourced from the finest purveyors around the world our black truffles are second to none. With their signature intoxicating scent and savor, there’s a reason truffles rank among some of the most coveted ingredients in the world of gastronomy. With a quick flourish of the hand, garnish your dishes with the delicate shavings of this delightful tuber, and transport your recipes and your guests to a higher plane of enjoyment. At Gourmet Wholesaler, we offer a great selection of French and Italian black truffles in all their various forms. From fresh -while in season- to frozen, preserved, and shaved, no matter what recipe you’re creating or method of preparation you’re employing, take your cooking to the next level by adding our gourmet truffles to the mix!
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While there are hundreds of truffle varietals, there are only three black truffles that rise to the level of luxury quality we associate with fine dining: the black winter truffle, Burgundy truffle, and of course, the summer truffle. The black winter truffle is found throughout Europe and boasts a dark finely-veined flesh that is so black it almost appears purple. With the strongest flavor profile of all the black truffles, it is characterized by notes of cocoa, earth, and bitter tannins. The Burgundy truffle is lighter in color, with small diamond-shaped protrusions all over its rough skin. With a more nuanced aroma and taste than the winter variety, it has definite notes of caramel and musk. The summer truffle is at the other end of the spectrum in terms of taste, with a mild relatively light flavor profile it has distinct notes of hazelnut and caramelized cream. Coal-black on the outside the summer truffle’s interior ranges in hue from grey to cream. Try all three to see which flavor you prefer and start adding the delightful complexity of the truffle to your cooking.