BLACK WINTER TRUFFLES
“Presently, we were aware of an odour gradually coming towards us, something musky, fiery, savoury, mysterious, - a hot drowsy smell, that lulls the senses, and yet enflames them, - the truffles were coming.”
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
Impossible to describe and amazing to experience, the most prized truffle in French cookery is the black Perigord truffle, which is said to have first enchanted diners in the 15th century.
Soft, rich soil and a cool temperate climate makes the unique terroir at the Truffle & Wine Co. the ideal location for cultivation of world-class superior black perigord truffles and award winning wine.
The Truffle & Wine Co.’s black truffles were cultivated in Manjimup, Western Australia, in 1997 and are now in demand by Chef’s worldwide.
When truffles are fully mature they areimperfectly round in shape and black in colour, with a dense black interior that is striated with white veins. Truffles are firm to the touch and resemble the texture of a potato, and while they are certainly not coveted for their appearance, their aroma, flavour and lingering taste make them exciting.
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Cooking with Fresh Manjimup Black Truffles
How to use our truffles A to Z