Most people would rather buy truffle online, for the convenience of it. 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). They 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 a 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 (flesh, but will have some aroma and be firm to the touch. They do not qualify for the above classes, however are suitable for infusions and products.