Also known as “Black Summer Truffle”, “Summer Truffle” or “White Truffle” due to the clear colour of its inside. Although not held in such high regards as the winter variety, summer black truffles are still a delicious and versatile ingredient.
Depending on weather variations, the season for this truffle goes from May to the end of August. They grow among oak, hazelnut or chestnut. From the outside, it looks pretty much like the Winter Black truffle, with a knobby, roundish shape and dark brown skin. The interior of the truffle is yellowish-grey, with spidery white veins webbing within. Towards the end of the summer, the pulp turns a darker brown. The summer black truffle is not as spectacularly fragrant and aromatic as the winter truffle, but it does have a very nice perfume, much more subtle, but still quite lovely. They are better used for being cooked, to bring out the most of that subtly earthy chocolaty flavor.