The Uncinato Black Truffle (tuber uncinatum Chatin) is a variety of truffle very similar to the Black Summer Truffle, much appreciated in the kitchen for its versatility.
More fragrant than its double, the winter scorzone, and with a much more pleasant scent, the flavor of this truffle is intense, with notes that refer to hazelnut, porcini and parmesan.
The color of the soil (the inner part) tends towards a chocolate color and, when ripe, has branched whitish veins. The shape can be both rounded and flattened.
The external warty part (the peridio), similar to that of the summer truffle, has smaller and more accentuated warts than those of the scorzone.
HARVEST BLACK TRUFFLE PERIOD The Uncinato Black Truffle (tuber uncinatum Chatin) is harvested FROM OCTOBER 1st TO DECEMBER 31st.
WHERE THE BLACK HOOKED TRUFFLE GROWS The ideal habitat for this species is humus-rich and clayey soils. The Cerro and the Beech at very high altitudes, from 1000 to 1300 m a.s.l., are the plants that produce this truffle. They prefer very humid, cool and shady environments.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
You can keep fresh truffles for about 10 days by following our instructions.
Remove the truffle from the wrapping of the package that we send you and wrap it with a cloth or kitchen paper (eg Scottex). After carefully wrapping it, place it in an airtight container such as a glass jar, all completely closed, and place it in the refrigerator.
It is important to always make sure that the paper or cloth is not damp, so we advise you to change them at least once a day until you consume the truffle!
Before being able to consume it, the truffle must be cleaned of the earth ... we advise you to clean it just before eating it, therefore you can clean it very delicately with the help of a brush and a trickle of running water, and when you have eliminated the earth residues it will be ready to be enjoyed!
Orders will be processed from Monday to Wednesday inclusive, while orders arriving from Thursday to Sunday will be processed from the following Monday.
Delivery normally takes place within 24 hours of placing the order. The truffles are packaged in 3cm thick polystyrene cubes with dry ice inside. Our packaging is designed to preserve the freshness and integrity of the product for 48 hours, should problems arise that would cause the shipment to be postponed beyond 24 hours.