I will have fresh truffles for sale T aestivum, Summer truffles in a months time, I'm just waiting for them to mature nicely as commonly these truffles are harvested far too early at this time of year and give this wonderful truffle a bad name as they are immature, white inside and have no flavor or aroma. I dont understand why they do this in the commercial market! My truffles will be from Serbia. I went out there to visit a good friend of mine and her truffle hunting husband, it was a joy to meet a fellow truffle hunter and in completely new territories for me. Alex showed me all around his truffle woodlands so I have seen first hand where these truffles will be coming from, met the dogs who will be harvesting them and their wonderful handler Alex himself. This was very important for me to get the full picture of where these truffles were coming from, how they were harvested and from where, to be able to offer you a first class product which now I can rest assured has been harvested ethically, with sustainability in mind and from within desirable healthy woodlands.
In Serbia they also harvest T magnatum the white truffle normally associated with Alba in Italy, this is not commonly known and perhaps played down by the Italians as of inferior quality and quite often sold on as Italian Alba truffle, this is a fiercely competitive market for such a valuable species. Non the less Serbia is on the same longitude positioning as Alba and therefore has almost identical conditions, weather, soil and trees to produce T magnatum of very good quality, equally good as the Alba truffle in taste, aroma and quality.
Please contact me if you would like to give the Summer truffles a whirl in your kitchen or restaurant as you will not be disappointed I promise and if this goes well I will endeavor to import some T magnatum too!