Every season we import the best of Italian and French fresh truffles. Delivered to us twice weekly, they are always fresh and delicious, and at the best prices in the market. Sign up for our Fresh Truffle Notice
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About our Fresh Truffles
At Gourmet Food Store, we’ve been selling the world’s best fresh truffles online for over 20 years, and we take pride in the quality of our incredible fresh white and black truffles. It’s an exciting time when a fresh truffle season begins, and shipments of aromatic, delicious truffles start shipping out. In the winter months, we source out the best winter white alba and winter black melanosporum truffles, making sure we only start selling them when the quality of these mushrooms is impeccable. During the summer, our tuber aestivum truffles come in: the “scorzone” or summer truffle. Although less pungent than the winter variety, these are a great option to serve fresh truffle dishes during the summer months, giving your warm-weather menu a luxurious upgrade.
Ordering Fresh Truffles
Fresh truffles are delivered to us twice weekly from Italy, and shipped out as soon as they get in. Prices listed can only be guaranteed for orders shipped out ASAP which is why prices can update each week. Orders for fresh truffles placed with a requested future delivery date will be charged based on the prevailing price for the week the truffles ship. With all fresh truffle products, you are charged based on the actual weight shipped. What does this mean? Once your fresh truffle order is weighed, your charge is updated to reflect the exact weight and price of your order.
In broad strokes, truffle seasons are divided into two: winter and summer, but this is not a calendar-type situation but rather a weather thing. An early start to cold temperature means an early winter truffle season, which typically runs as early as September and as late as March. White truffles are usually available earlier – September – and the season ends earlier too, while black winter truffles start arriving in November. The summer truffle season runs from late March through August.
Fresh Truffle FAQS:
Your most pressing fresh truffle questions answered by the pros!
Q: Do these need to be cleaned more before consuming?
A: These truffles do not need to be cleaned before consuming. If you want to be 100% sure they are clean though, just brush the truffle with an unused toothbrush or soft brush.
Q: What is the shelf life of a fresh truffle?
A: Fresh truffles should be used as soon as possible upon receipt, ideally right away. Fresh truffles can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, after which they start losing their flavor.
Q: Can you freeze fresh truffles?
A: We do not recommend freezing fresh truffles as this can damage the texture and flavor. The frozen truffles we sell are flash-frozen, which freezes them very fast preserving their flavor.
Q: How can I store unused fresh truffles? I heard that they can be stored in the freezer. If so, how does that affect its flavor and its shelf life, and usage ?
A:We do not recommend freezing the truffles unless you have a lot of experience with truffles and preserving them. Fresh truffles should be used as soon as possible upon receipt. They can be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3-4 days, as after that they would have little to no aroma left. If you prefer to freeze them, you can keep them frozen for up to 3-6 months. Freezing the truffles will lead to some of the flavor being lost.
Q: How much (in oz) should you order per serving in a dish? Thinking of shaving it over fresh pasta.
A: It is recommended to use approximately 0.2-0.3 oz per serving.
Fresh Truffle Reviews:
What our customers are saying about our fresh truffles
Curt on 8/9/2021, said: Way beyond expectations. Really happy and will be ordering plenty more
Julia on 12/5/2018, said: : Had an amazing aroma when it arrived. We shaved some over pasta and it tasted delicious.
Mary Ann on 2/3/2016, said: : I'm impressed! after 5 days the few shards remaining from my truffle are still fragrant. First time eating fresh truffle and it was a lovely experience -looking forward to my next order.
Richard on 11/28/2018, said: : the quality and flavor of the truffle were quite exceptional. We made a delicious truffle risotto and scrambled eggs the next day.
Robert on 11/27/2018, said: : Delicious. A big hit with my family.