I was very impressed by the service I received from Confit Direct when I place an order for a selection of foie gras products in November, delivery was very quick and the items were packed securely. As these delicacies were ordered specially for Christmas we have not yet opened them so cannot write a review of the products, although I am sure they will be of the highest standard. I will be more than happy to deal its Confit Direct again in the future. (Joyce from Cornwall. Dec 2016)
Black Winter Truffles (tuber melanosprum) from Plantin, in the Vaucluse department of Provence. Please note these are winter truffles.
Summer truffles (tuber aestivum) are not the same thing and nowhere near as tasty.
The truffles grow on the roots of certain types of trees, in particular oaks. They are found throughout different regions of southern Europe in France, Spain & Italy.
There are 4 categories from 'brisures' (breakings) which are very small bits, then 'pelures' (peelings/strips), then 'morceaux' (pieces) and finally 'entier' (whole).
There are more than a hundred of different varieties of truffle but few are worth eating, with some being completely inedible.
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