Black Summer Truffle – Tuber Aestivum Vittadini
Also known as the Scorzone, the Black Summer Truffle may not be as prized as the winter Black Diamond, but its more delicate aromatic characteristics, its availability in summer, and its gentler price point make it the ideal truffle for the warmer months and for foodies who like to experiment with new food combinations.
Tuber Aestivum Vittadini
5-200 g / 0.2-7 oz
5-15 cm / 2-6 in
Oak, hazel, beech, black pine, poplar.
May to November
The outer skin is rough and covered in small, black diamond-shaped projections, much like an alligator’s skin. The pulp is pale grey tending to hazel brown, with a marbling of white veins that do not change color when exposed to air.
More delicate in aroma and flavor than the more robust and precious Black Winter Truffle, it is sweeter and less musky, with woodsy and nutty tones.