Or Melanosporum truffles, our specialty and the star of the gastronomy.
From the same family as its prestigious cousin, strong musk smell and less subtlety than the “Melanosporum”.
Mushroom and undergrowth scent, with a nutty taste on some of the varieties
This species, discovered in China at the end of the 20th century, is harvested from mid-November to the end of January. Its taste is not at all pronounced and it has very little odor. On the other hand, its aspect is close to that of the black winter truffle even if its veins are finer and tighter. This truffle is interesting because of its lower cost.
Same fragrance and taste as its European relative
Extra brushed truffle: whole, ripe and almost round
First choice brushed truffle: whole, ripe and of random shape
Piece of truffle: pieces of a truffle that have been partially altered
Truffle skin: skin of the truffle
Truffle breakage: all small parts pulverized
Although Maison Gaillard is one of the last companies to buy mainly from French truffle growers, over the years it has developed a varied network of suppliers who go beyond our borders.
These different origins allow us to benefit from truffles from different terroirs but also to have a simpler position in front of climatic hazards.