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Winter Truffles

Winter Truffles – The best truffles in the world, the Alba White Truffle from Piedmont, and the Black Truffle from Perigord are harvested during the European winter from December to February. Hound dogs sniff around the frozen ground, leading the hunters to their prizes. Winter truffles have much more intensity of flavor and aroma, superior to that of summer truffles.
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Truffle Carpaccio in Olive Oil
Truffle Carpaccio in Olive Oil
from Italy by Urbani

Slivers of summer truffles for garnishing main dishes or appetizers.

5(1 review)
Winter White Italian Truffles - Brushed
Winter White Italian Truffles - Brushed
from Italy by Eugenio Brezzi

One of the most sophisticated and intense culinary ingredients the world has to offer.

1(1 review)
Asian Black Truffle Peelings
Asian Black Truffle Peelings
from China by Terroirs d'Antan

Slim shavings of asian truffles are perfect to use a garnish and decorate truffle dishes.

Whole Black Asian Winter Truffles - Flash-Frozen
Whole Black Asian Winter Truffles - Flash-Frozen
by Markys

Thanks to flash-freezing, these truffles maintain their texture, flavor, and aroma, from when they were first plucked from the earth.

Australian Fresh Black Winter Truffles
Australian Fresh Black Winter Truffles
from Australia by GourmetFoodStore.com

Of a quality, aroma and flavor that rivals the French truffles! May take up to 5 days to ship. 

Black Winter Truffle Peelings
Black Winter Truffle Peelings
from France by La Truffiere

Fresh Black Perigord Truffle
Fresh Black Winter Perigord Truffles from Italy - Extra Choice
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

Perfectly round, these are the most beautiful truffles you can find! Flown in weekly from Italy, at their peak.

4.7(7 reviews)
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Fresh White Truffles For Sale | Gourmet Italian Alba Truffle
Fresh White Truffles - Italian Alba Winter Truffles
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

The most aromatic white truffles of Italy shipped to your door.

4.4(7 reviews)
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Fresh Black Winter Truffles For Sale | Gourmet Food Store
Fresh Black Winter Truffles
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

The ultimate in fresh truffle luxury, our black truffles are not to be missed.

4.1(9 reviews)
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Winter Black French Truffles - Brushed
Winter Black French Truffles - Brushed
from France by Guillot

Shave over pastas, chicken and meat dishes, and even scrambled eggs!

4(2 reviews)
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Fresh Black Winter Truffles
Fresh Black Winter Truffles from Italy, First Choice
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

Fresh black winter truffles from Italy should become available late November, early December.

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Winter Black Italian Truffles - Brushed Extra
Winter Black Italian Truffles - Brushed Extra
from Italy by Eugenio Brezzi

Italian winter truffles, preserved and ready to add glamour to any recipe.

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Whole White Winter Frozen Truffles
Whole White Winter Frozen Truffles
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

A select pick of the harvest is carefully flash-frozen them so you can enjoy them year-round.

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Fresh Black Winter Truffles from Italy with Cuts
Fresh Black Winter Truffles from Italy with Cuts
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

With a rugged, cracked exterior, these might not be the prettiest truffles on the block, but they're certainly still delicious!

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Fresh Flash-Frozen Italian Winter Black Truffles
Fresh Flash-Frozen Italian Winter Black Truffles
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

Frozen at their peak during the season

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Fresh Flash-Frozen French Winter Black Truffles
Fresh Flash-Frozen French Winter Black Truffles
from France by GourmetFoodStore.com

Frozen at their peak during the season

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Fresh Black Winter Truffles from Italy - Mini Size
Fresh Black Winter Truffles from Italy - Mini Size
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

These tiny gems are packed with delicious flavor and a heady aroma!

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Whole Black French Winter Truffles - Flash-Frozen
Whole Black French Winter Truffles - Flash-Frozen
from France by GourmetFoodStore.com

The flavorful and aromatic qualities of our Black Winter truffles will instantly elevate your cooking!

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Fresh Hungarian Honey Truffle
Fresh Hungarian Honey Truffle
from Hungary by GourmetFoodStore.com

AVAILABILITY NOTE: This item may take up to 3 days to ship after ordering. 

These delicate truffles are a rare Hungarian specialty boasting a sweet finish and flavor notes of vanilla and brioche.

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Whole Black Winter Truffles - Preserved
Whole Black Winter Truffles - Preserved
from Italy by La Truffiere

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About Winter Truffles

Fresh winter truffles, with their captivating aroma and exquisite flavor, have long held a special place in the culinary world. These prized mushrooms from Europe are renowned for their luxurious appeal and the ability to elevate dishes to new heights.

Scientifically known as Tuber species, they’re a type of underground fungus that forms a symbiotic relationship with the roots of specific trees, such as oak, hazelnut, and beech. They are typically found in Europe, with notable varieties including the famous French winter truffle, also known as Perigord winter truffles (Tuber melanosporum), and the Alba Truffle, from Italy, tuber Magnatum pico. These truffles develop during the winter months and are harvested typically from November to February in France and Italy.

They’re used in a range of luxury truffle dishes, from simple preparations like shaved truffle over pasta or risotto to more elaborate creations like truffle-infused sauces and oils. They are also used in meat and poultry dishes, enhancing their flavors. Often described as "black diamonds" of the culinary world, winter truffles are coveted for their earthy, musky aroma and intense umami taste. The truffles' distinctive flavors and aromas can transform ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary experiences.

Winter truffles are so famous, there are even paint colors named after them, like Winter Truffle, Dulux Moda Paint’s warm and soothing neutral interior paint!

Winter truffles vs summer truffles

Fresh winter truffles differ significantly from their summer counterparts in terms of appearance, flavor, and aroma. While summer truffles have a milder taste and aroma, winter truffles deliver a more intense and complex profile, exuding a pungent, earthy aroma with hints of garlic, nuts, and even chocolate. The flavor is deeply savory, exhibiting notes of hazelnut, forest, and umami. These rich qualities make winter truffles highly sought after by chefs and food enthusiasts.

The other main difference is that there are several species that fall under the fresh “winter truffle” category – black and white truffles, mainly. These two types of truffles are distinctly different, even though they’re harvested close by, at around the same time, and therefore are both considered “winter” truffles. However, you’ll find their flavor and aroma wildly different.

Winter Truffle Pricing

The pricing of winter truffles is influenced by various factors. Firstly, their rarity and limited availability contribute to their higher cost. Winter truffles have a shorter harvesting season and are more challenging to cultivate, requiring specific conditions for growth. Additionally, the unpredictability of their natural occurrence impacts the overall supply, further driving up prices. Other factors include the truffle's size, quality, and origin, with renowned regions like the Périgord in France commanding premium prices.

Ordering At Gourmet Food Store

When it comes to sourcing winter truffles, ordering online at Gourmet Food Store is the best way to go! With over two decades of experience sourcing winter truffles for sale, we ensure the highest quality truffles are sourced directly from reputable truffle regions. Every winter truffle season we have the best and most delicious culinary diamonds shipped to us twice a week, ensuring we get the freshest, highest-quality gems on the market.

You can select from a wide variety of winter truffles online, and we’ll make sure to ship them overnight, ensuring freshness and prompt delivery to your doorstep. By ordering from Gourmet Food Store, you gain access to a curated selection of premium truffles, enabling you to explore the unique flavors and elevate your culinary creations!

Winter Truffles Questions And Answers

Q:What is a winter truffle?
A:A delicious culinary mushroom that grows under trees, and is harvested during the winter months in Italy, France, and other European countries.
Q:What do winter truffles taste like?
A:Black Winter truffles are generally described as earthy, musky, and with hints of chocolate and hazelnuts, while White winter truffles boast an exquisite flavor profile characterized by intense garlicky notes, pungent earthiness, and delicate umami.
Q:What is the difference between summer and winter truffles?
A:The main difference between summer and winter truffles lies in their flavor intensity. Winter truffles have a stronger and more pronounced taste, while summer truffles offer a milder, more delicate flavor. Winter truffle recipes are a sought-after delicacy in restaurants and homes around the world!
Q:Why are winter truffles more expensive than summer?
A:Winter truffle prices are higher compared to summer truffle prices mainly because they’re much more intense in flavor and aroma. They also have a shorter harvesting season and are harder to find.
Q:Are Australian winter truffles real truffles?
A:Yes! We source the coveted winter black truffle during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer. Australian truffles are primarily of the black variety, with the Tuber melanosporum species being the most cultivated Australian winter truffle.
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