Why was this product created ?
So authentic black truffles can be available year round at a reasonable price.
Our dried black truffles are made from finely sliced, 100% Italian fresh truffles (a variety called Tuber aestivum Vitt. or summer truffle). Dehydrated, they fully retain their flavour and fragrant aromas. Soak them for 5 minutes in water, milk, cream or broth to enjoy just like fresh truffles. Since fresh truffles are very hard to find (and only in season), dried truffles are a way to add a luxurious touch to your dishes year round.
Truffles are rare, hard to find and hard to cultivate. They grow underground, at the foot of trees such as oak and hazelnut trees, both common in Italy’s Piedmont region. Since they are not visible from the surface, sniffer dogs or pigs are used to locate them. Furthermore, there is no way of knowing if a truffle is mature until it is dug out.
The artisans behind the product
The de Laurentis family has produced several Italian specialties for two generations. Located in the Val di Sangro valley, the production facilities overlook 12 hectares of land where vegetables and tomatoes are grown. Mr. Antonio is in charge of the land, while Nicola and his son, chef Dino, develop delicious, authentic recipes following Italian traditions.
Production is in the hands of a small army of cooks busily tending the ovens.
Ideal with pasta or in a risotto, they are also delicious on grilled meats or with fish, eggs or omelets.