Features: Brown-black outer skin with hazel and white marbling inside, the summer truffle is a less mature sister to the Burgundy variety. Summer truffles are foraged earlier in the year than the Burgundy and are milder in taste. They can be found in Italy, France, and parts of Spain.
Species: Tuber Aestivum
Origin: Italy, France, and Spain
Flavor Profile: They are similar in flavor to the Burgundy Truffle but with a less intense aroma and flavor.
Spec: Usable in any dish suitable for the Burgundy truffle, but due to its milder flavor, more caution should be used in order to prevent overpowering the truffle.
Season: Late spring to late summer, roughly May through August.
Purchasing Options: Sold by pieces, weighed by the pound.