Fresh Black Truffle (Tuber melanosporum) sold by EAT Truffle are all grown in the Eastern Australian Tablelands of Australia, are free from pests, major damage and rot. They are free of soil, carefully washed, and available in the following 3 classes.
Truffle in this class is quite rare indeed. Extra class truffles are of the highest quality for both consumption and presentation, are whole with a roundish shape free from crevices and defects, with the exception of a small graders cut to allow buyers to view the gleba, (flesh). The are mature, have the characteristic aroma and colour, a black gleba with well defined white marbling and firm to the touch.
Truffle in this class are whole or cut pieces, the cut being required to remove any defect or damage and to present a more attractive truffle. They are of irregular shapes and sizes and may have crevices and minor surface imperfections. They will be mature with good aroma, well defined marbling and black gleba (flesh) and firm to the touch.
Truffle in this class will be mainly pieces or whole truffle that may contain surface imperfections, not be sufficiently mature with a grey gleba (flesh0, but will have some aroma and be firm to the tourch. They do not qualify for the above classes, however are suitable for infusions and products.
To a chef, black truffles are the equivalent of an epic vista, and more. They are the fuel of inspiration, igniting the imagination not only to what is possible, but also to what has not yet been done. And yet there is more. What is a canvas and potential without paints to convey the vision. Here too, the humble black truffle outperforms all other ingredients. Somehow this highly aromatic, almost ugly flavour enhancer both contradicts and exceeds its looks. Ultimately of course, to appreciate the magnificence of this exceptional and extraordinarily enhancing ingredient, you have to try it. It must be experienced to be savoured. Both chefs and diners understand that black truffles are an adventure and a pursuit of this delicacy is worthy of the effort required! If you have a question, or would like to learn more, complete the Request Contact Form or call 0497 783 053 to speak to an authority on the subject of black truffles.
You can purchase your adventure online and receive your truffles packed for longevity and pleasure. When you open the package, the aroma will wash over you and embrace you, and inspire you to action.
EAT Truffle kindly appreciates the assistance provided by Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration in the form of a grant to make this Co-operative and website possible.