Air-flown Fresh White Truffles from Alba 200g
The Premier Italian Tuber
These white truffles are in season from September to December, growing wild in the forests around Alba, Piedmont. In this fertile region of rolling hills where great wine and cheese are produced, the truffles grow beautifully large around the roots of oak, poplar, and linden trees. They are perfect used fresh in many dishes. To maximize your culinary experience, we also offer metal or wooden truffle shavers.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Often considered less intense in aroma and taste than their black counterparts in Périgord, France, Alba white truffles (tuber magnatum) are desired for their own unforgettable flavor. They tend to look knobby and possess firm flesh with a pale golden color. They can grow as large as 9 cm in diameter, possessing a pleasantly pungent aroma and deep, earthy flavors. Their centers have a lovely brownish cream color with delicate white veins.
PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS
You only need a little of this truffle in a dish. White truffles are best used fresh, not cooked, and the simplest dishes showcase their full depth of aroma and flavor. Using a truffle shaver instead of a regular peeler or a knife gives you paper-thin slices that bring out the most flavor. Alternatively, you can use a microplane to get smaller slivers, depending on your recipe. Most dishes only require about 10 grams of truffle per person.
Alba white truffles go best in fat-rich dishes like cheese fondues, egg dishes, or even beef carpaccio seasoned with only olive oil, salt, and pepper The traditional way to serve white truffle in Piedmont is shaved over tajarin, an egg-pasta similar to angel hair, topped with melted butter. Some Italian chefs even shave it over panna cotta.
AN AFFAIR OF ALMOST A HUNDRED YEARS
The International Alba White Truffle Fair enters its 90th year in 2020, with the Alba White Truffle World Market at its heart. Here, you can buy truffles from the Langhe, Monferrato, and Roero areas around Alba. Also part of the fair is the Alba Truffle Show, where great chefs showcase new recipes as wine tasting experiences and general truffle education are offered to the patrons.
DISCLAIMER ON AVAILABILITY OF PRE-ORDERED AIR-FLOWN ITEMS
This is a pre-ordered item at The Bow Tie Duck and will only be available while the producer from overseas is able to supply and allow air-flown delivery. Because this item is subject to seasonal availability, we require a total minimum quantity of 200g to be able to ship. If the minimum is not met by our cut-off date, we will have to delay the entire shipment. In case of delivery delays, delivery cancellations, “out of stock” notices, or “out of season” notices after purchase, you will be contacted by our Support Team. You will receive a refund or product replacement, or you can choose a new delivery date for your item. In choosing to place an order, you agree to the terms and have read that this particular product is not on-hand. After a short wait, you will receive your orders fresh from the source.
For the best taste and quality, consume fresh truffles within 2 or 3 days of their arrival. If you need to store them longer, gently wrap the truffles in paper towels and place them in a dry, sealed container like tupperware or a glass jar. Keep the container in the crisper compartment of your refrigerator (no lower than 3°C) for up to one week.