BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE TUBER AESTIVUM
IN TRUFFLE JUICE, 25G, DRAINED WEIGHT 19G
Whole Black Summer truffles (Tuber Aestivum) in truffle juice from the forests of Lleida in Catalunya. Black summer truffles have a milder, more subtle flavour than winter truffles, but are great shaved on to dishes like scrambled eggs, goat's cheese with honey, or a simple salad of baby leaves and walnuts with a mustard-vinaigrette dressing. Obviously they also partner well with mushroom dishes and meat casseroles, adding depth of flavour.
Tuber aestivum, the Summer Truffle, has a symbiotic relationship with beech and oak trees in lime-rich soil, growing in their root systems. Summer truffles (T. aestivum) are also referred to as Burgundy Truffles. The Burgundy Truffle was formerly treated as a separate species, Tuber uncinatum, but they are in fact the same species.