Our expert truffle hunters have dug up a wonderful selection of white and black truffles from Italy. Our truffles are handpicked in the forests of Alba, and we ship them straight to you within days of being picked. We ship internationally and our method of packing methods will keep your truffles fresh while it travels around the world, and to your kitchen.
Our truffles are extremely popular and the supply is limited. If our truffles are available, then it is best to order soon, or they may be gone.
Four Reasons Why You Need to Eat Fresh Truffles
There are some compelling reasons why you should treat yourself to fresh truffles now and then. Truffles are still the wildest and natural foods in the world. In the following article, I will introduce you to four of the most important reasons why now is the best time to eat truffles.
1 This year could be the last truffle season.
Maybe some of our readers are not quite aware; each truffle season is different. One could almost call it a mystery. In some cases, the availability of truffles varies from week to week, and maybe you guessed it already, climate change has something to do with it.
Truffles belong to one of the few foods, which cannot grow artificially. As a superfood, they can thrive only under natural conditions and under the right:
Truffles need the perfect balance between hot and cold. Is the soil too cold it will freeze. On the other hand, if it gets too warm, the earth will dry out. Only by providing the right balance of hot and cold the truffles will reach full growth.
Studies show already that climate change affects the truffle seasons negatively. With increasing heat, the delicate spores might not survive and therefore make the next truffle season unlikely.
Like with the temperature, truffles need balanced moisture. If the scale dips too far on one or the other side, the truffles will go underground.
Truffles always grow at the same altitude and the same approximate area. Unfortunately, with the increasing wine production in Europe, the natural habitat of truffles is decimated year after year, making each season more unpredictable.
2- The unique flavor of truffles
While growing up human store quite a collection of food memory. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation, the human sensory system can distinguish roughly between 100.000 different flavors, which are retrieved from sources like fish, meat, plants, fruits, roots, wheat, and many more. In this context, truffles are a fascinating kind of food with complex aromas and unique, delicate flavors.
The following are some flavors found in fresh truffles:
- Wet earth
- Ammonia, and much more.
Some of these aromas will intensify or decrease according to the kind of truffle you eat.
3- Truffles belong to the cleanest food in the world.
Even though truffles grow underground and need to be brushed from dirt and mud after the harvest, they are above all entirely wild. Furthermore, truffles are GMO-free, free of chemicals, or fertilizer. In other words, truffles grow only with what they can get from mother nature.
Did you know: There are reports about truffle hunters in Italy. Supposedly, they throw fertilizer on to the truffle patches of their rival growers to kill the spores.
4- The legend
According to Juvenal (Roman Poet from the late first and early second century AD), the truffles originated as the result of a lightning bolt hitting the ground near an oak tree by Jove. This tree happened to be sacred to the Father of all Gods. Due to Jove’s well-known power of seduction, truffles have been ascribed aphrodisiac properties.
Fresh Truffle Shipping
Truffles are made of 80% water, so It's important to handle them with care in order to maintain all their aromas and flavor balanced, (not too cold, not too hot).
Therefore at Casa Truffle® we specialize on the shipping and handling of fresh truffles to across the world.
FIDEL ERNESTO - OWNER