Black truffle

Here you will find truffles collected in the province of Teruel, summer truffles (aestivium), autumn truffles (uncinatum) and the truffle par excellence of the province, the black truffle, the truffle collected in winter (melanosporum).

Teruel black truffles to buy online

Teruel is a province located in the autonomous community of Aragon, this province is bordered by the provinces: Tarragona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Guadalajara, Cuenca and Castellón.

This location and its climate make it ideal for growing certain products or curing Serrano ham from Teruel.

 

History of the black truffle

The history of the black truffle can be traced back with a history of more than 15,000 years and it is said that the noble classes of the different times to the present already used it as a sign of class and social level.

The black truffle dates back many years and it is the Mediterranean countries that have this famous mushroom, countries such as Spain, Greece and Italy already have writings about this mushroom of the nobility of each country and in many writings there is already talk of its use of truffles as a food enhancer in various dishes and the use of it for different cures or treatments of different times.

It is important to note that the knowledge of the truffle was until recently non-existent since it would not be until 1940 when truffles began to be collected in the Huesca area.

Emphasize that it would be from the year 1960 when other production areas such as Teruel and Cuenca would be known.

For the Spaniards, this fungus went unnoticed until the 1990s, when truffle production began to be promoted in Spain.

Winter truffle

It is the best known truffle in Teruel, and it is the most economically appreciated truffle since its price in the market can be quite high.

This truffle is the so-called black truffle from Teruel, and known in Latin as tuber melanosporum.

This truffle is harvested in December, January and February, mainly in the Sarrión area. This truffle gives off a very intense smell, the color of it is a dark black color and within it it is branched in white colors.

This fungus is of different sizes (normally between 5cm in diameter and 15cm), and factors such as rain, weather, weather, or other factors influence its production. The fact that it occurs is given thanks to the enzyme trees or oaks. This fungus is collected thanks to the work of dogs trained for them, trained pigs or good connoisseurs according to the terrain and various factors of the insects that live in the environment know perfectly how to find or locate this type of fungus, which we remember, lives among the roots of enzymes and oaks.

 

Summer truffle

This truffle is called the little sister of the tuber melanosporum, and this truffle, despite having similar characteristics in size, does not have them in terms of characteristics.

It is called in Latin tuber aestivium, and is that the differences are internal, on the inside it has a meatier appearance than the black truffle, but on the outside it is similar in appearance.

The time of collection of this mushroom is between the months of May and August, reaching its prices to be 1/4 less than the price of its older sister, the black truffle.

Aspects to highlight so that the price is lower, has to do with the characteristics, smell and taste of the summer truffle, since this truffle gives off a less intense smell and is a much less enhancer in meals than the black truffle de Teruel, in addition to the greater ease of finding it, since in summer this type of mushroom is closer to the surface in its collection than the winter truffle is, thus facilitating its collection.

 

Buy winter and summer truffle from Sarrión

In this section you can buy winter and summer truffles, fresh, canned or infused with other products.

To be clear about the focus, all the product that you can buy in this section is made and produced in Teruel.

 

Truffles for restaurants and shops

We are truffle distributors for any type of business, be it restaurants, hotels, gourmet shops.

We distribute summer, autumn and winter truffles.

We send high quality fresh produce to all of Europe, relying on our local truffle growers.

Shipping time for fresh truffles is in 24hrs to the Peninsula and Portugal, to the European Union, it is 48hrs - 72hrs.

Shipments are free to the Peninsula from € 60 and to the rest of the European Union are from € 180.

Truffles for individuals

We work with companies and individuals, this so special product of Mediterranean cuisine.

Individual purchases are usually between 15gr and 100gr, depending a little on the type of event or the consumption that is going to be done.

We recommend for individuals, and to make good use of this culinary product, the use of the appropriate utensils to treat this product, be it mandolin or grater.

It is important to add this product effectively to our dishes, as it is a product that will greatly enhance your dishes.