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Fresh Black Truffles from Tennessee (Tuber Melanosporum)
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Fresh Black Truffles from Tennessee (Tuber Melanosporum)

Order by the ounce Catalog Number: 34024
Weight: 1 ounce

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In the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains there is an extraordinary harvest and agricultural dream well underway.

In the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains there is an extraordinary harvest and agricultural dream well underway.

To the uninitiated, they are not much to look at; uneven, wrinkled, black lumps ranging in size from peas to tennis balls.  But, to serious foodies and chefs alike these black lumps reside at the pinnacle of culinary legend.  They are not particularly attractive to describe either; “the fruiting body of an underground fungus that grows in symbiosis with some varieties of oaks and hazelnut trees”.

However, this subject of mysterious folklore, gastronomique mystique and powerful passions is of course, Tuber melanosporum. The rare and sublime aroma, the pungent, unmistakable and yet hard to describe flavor; we could only be talking here about one thing – the world’s most delectable and luxurious “fungus” - fresh Black Truffles – the glory of France!  Wait, did I say France?  I actually meant the glory of East Tennessee! Yes, in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, an extraordinary harvest and agricultural dream is well underway.

At Avanti Savoia, we have always deeply appreciated culinary treasures from family owned farms and small producers that represent patience, skill and a deep respect for land, culture, and, above all, taste.  We are incredibly excited to announce the amazing efforts of our (all of the above) neighbor, Tom Leonard of Leonard’s Truffiere.  Tom grows Truffles!  Not chocolate candy, but real Truffles right here in the USA!

After over a decade of persistence and vision, Tom’s dream is paying off and you are the lucky winner!  For a limited time only, while the weather cooperates and the harvest continues, Tom Leonard’s fresh, gorgeous truffles are available directly to you through Avanti Savoia.  Do not miss this opportunity to experience first hand, these freshly harvested “Black Diamonds”; one of the world’s most distinctive culinary treasures. See our blog to learn more.


Buying Fresh Truffles from Avanti Savoia

This has not been a good year for the truffle. Due to extreme heat and lack of water that we had during the summer of 2012 the yield on the truffles has been low this season. So, the pre-order process will be as usual - first come, first serve. Harvest days will vary depending on the weather therefore we will ship as soon as your truffles are available. If the yield that week is not sufficient to fill all the orders your order will be held over to the next week. This will continue until the truffle season is over and any order left unfilled will be immediately refunded once we confirm the season is over, this is usually around the end of February to beginning of March.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call or use the contact link to drop us a note.

If you wish to order other Avanti Savoia items, you must create two orders: one order just for our fresh truffles and another to order everything else.

5 starsAmazing -
December 13, 2011
by Anonymous
These are amazing, fresh, and a fraction of the price to have them imported.