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Black Summer Truffles - Preserved - Umbria

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Black Summer Truffles - Preserved - Umbria
Product Code: 3863
Unit of Measure:EACH
Our Price: $33.99


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1.7 oz Italy

While Piemonte gets most of the press for truffles, the majority of truffles in Italy are produced in the regions of Umbria, Marche and Tuscany. Giuseppe of Etruria Umbrian products and his family seem to know exactly where to find the best truffles. These summer black truffles - sometimes called "scorzone," an Italian reference to their rough-looking exterior - are picked and preserved in peak condition.

While not the same as rare winter truffles, black summer truffles have their own earthy, aromatic flavor, and they go particularly well with egg and pasta dishes. Try shaving these on a bowl of homemade mushroom soup or other creamy soup - they're particularly suited to cream soups, and they're are also great for making truffle butter.

About the Producer
In ancient times, portions of Umbria were conquered by the Etruscans and became part of what the Romans called Etruria -- adopted by Giuseppe Cagnoni for the name of his Umbrian specialty products company.

To talk to Giuseppe about his company Etruria is to talk about olives, specifically Umbrian olives. Giuseppe produces his olive oil in the small Umbrian town of Trevi. The small town of Trevi in Umbria is perched on a pyramid of a hill surrounded by miles and miles of olive groves. This is where five generations of Giuseppe Cagnoni's family have grown olives and pressed them into exceptional oil. As in the old days, much is done by hand - and everything is organic.

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