Truffles are underground mushrooms called “HYPOGEA” because of their entire reproductive cycle that develops underground unlike other mushrooms that grow out of the ground, which are defined “EPIGEAN”.

Among the world of mushrooms, truffles are certainly the most valuable and most expensive so, it is good to know, how to use and preserve this precious fruit of nature.

Truffles are mostly made of water and for this reason, they are very delicate so if not well preserved, the risk is to throw them away and this would be a real pity. So, here is everything you need to know about how to use and preserve fresh truffle.

METHOD OF CONSERVATION OF FRESH TRUFFLE

Since the truffle is a fresh product it must be kept in the fridge, wrapped in absorbent paper or a cotton cloth inside a glass or plastic hermetically sealed container, changing cloth or paper every 1 or 2 days to avoid keeping it too wet.

It’s very important not to keep the truffle in rice, a preservation method probably too old, because rice tends to absorb liquids quickly causing dryness and therefore the death of our truffle.

Furthermore, to make sure that the truffle does not deteriorate quickly, it is good to keep it dirty with its own soil attached in order to extend its life from 7 to 10 days from its purchase.

It should be washed just before its use. 

HOW TO CLEAN FRESH TRUFFLES

It is recommended to wash truffles only when they are needed with a small brush (with soft bristles for white truffle and medium/hard ones for black) under a little running of cold water. If the cleaning from their soil is too difficult you can also use a sharp knife. Once washed, dry it well with absorbent paper before use.

CAN THE FRESH TRUFFLE BE FROZEN?

Once dried, it is possible to keep the truffle in the freezer; this allows you to eat it at any time of the year. In this case, the truffle will remain good for about 12 months.

An exception should be made for the Precious White Truffle that once frozen, would lose most of its magnificent aromas.

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