Summer truffle
(Tuber aestivum Vitt.)


The Summer Truffle ( Tuber aestivum Vitt.) is also defined “Scorzone” for its round and particularly thick coating that allows you to distinguish it from the Black Truffle (Tuber melanosporum vitt.) . Compared to the renowned cousin, the Summer Truffle is considered less valuable and can be found at much lower market prices; however, its scent and taste can give great satisfaction to even the most demanding gourmands. These characteristics make it an ideal product for those looking for a versatile truffle, pleasant and with a delicate flavor at competitive prices. In cooking, the Summer Truffle is mainly used for the preparation of truffle sauces. As the name suggests, the Summer truffle reaches full maturation during the summer and it is the only one among all the edible truffle species. In Tuscany, the harvest period is between the 1st of June and the 15th of November.

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