Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
End of truffle season
Well, here we are, at the tail end of the truffle season in 2023. Can you believe it? Suddenly, that lone truffle sitting in the fridge has taken on a whole new level of importance. Is it just us, or is its aroma putting on an encore performance?
In this post, we're diving into what's on the horizon.
Before we spill the truffle beans on that, let's talk about what's brewing for our friendly little blog in the coming weeks and as we waltz into summer. With the truffle curtain gracefully drawing to a close, we're dialing back our posts to once a month. But fear not! We'll still be popping in with updates whenever the truffle universe decides to do something funky. And guess what's up next? As Christmas bells start jingling and the European truffle scene kicks into gear, we'll be back in full swing, covering all things truffle-related.
Oh, but wait—it's not curtain call just yet. We've got one more showstopper in store before we bid adieu to our digital ink and pixelated paper. We're keeping the details under wraps for now, but trust us, it's going to be a goodie. Keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks for something that's a bit like confetti for the soul. And yes, you guessed it—I'm practically bursting with excitement.
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What's Next for Truffle Lovers?
Curious about how to keep indulging in the delights of truffles? Brace yourself for some intriguing truffle trivia! Did you know that various types of truffles strut their stuff in different seasons? And here's a nugget from down under: in Australia, a medley of truffle varieties, like the bianchetto and the summer truffle, have been successfully cultivated. This revelation translates to an extended truffle extravaganza spanning a whopping eight months, far beyond the typical three-month winter window for the Black Winter truffle (t. Melanosporum).
As the current season unfolds, the spirited hunt for Tuber Borchii—affectionately known as the Bianchetto or "whitish truffle"—is in full swing. This treasure hunt carries on right through to September's swan song and dances its way into October. Let's take a moment to clarify: the Bianchetto, though a gem in its own right, shouldn't be mistaken for the revered Italian white or Alba truffle.
When it comes to culinary enchantment, the Bianchetto knows how to cast its own spell. It's the secret ingredient that makes Italian pasta dishes shimmer, especially when mingling with the likes of Parmigiano Reggiano or any dish that craves a robust garlicky kick. The cherry on top? It won't dent your wallet as much as its illustrious cousin, the Black Winter Truffle, which means you can relish its magic more liberally. So, keep those taste buds ready—the Bianchetto is here to sprinkle a dash of enchantment to your culinary escapades.
And now, let's turn the spotlight onto Tuber Astivum, better known as the captivating Summer truffle. Brace yourself for more truffle wisdom—it's a tale that unfolds from December to the merry month of May. That's right, while the rest of the world huddles in winter's embrace, the summer truffle is out to play here in Oz.
Unveiling its aromatic charms, the summer truffle exudes an essence all its own. Think earthy, nutty, and a sprinkle of sweetness—it's a scent that beckons adventurous souls to explore its culinary potential. Yet the intrigue doesn't end there; its flavor profile is a symphony of surprises. Imagine encountering hints of hazelnut, whispers of garlic, and yes, even a touch of chocolate. The result? A culinary experience that dances between savory and indulgent.
Here's another cherry on top: indulging in the allure of the summer truffle again won't leave your wallet in tears. So go ahead, embrace the unique allure of the Oz summer truffle—it's another invitation to elevate your dishes without emptying your pockets.
Where to Find These Truffle Treasures?
Now, the million-dollar question: where can you snag these truffle delights? As avid advocates of the paddock-to-plate journey, we're all about connecting you with the source. If you're up for a truffle adventure, we've got a suggestion that might tickle your taste buds.
For those lucky souls nestled in the heart of New South Wales, specifically the charming expanse of the Central West, meet Redground Australia at Oberon. Neil and Jill, the dynamic duo behind the scenes, boast not one, not two, but all three of the truffle varieties we've been raving about. It's a bookmark-worthy spot for anyone seeking to extend their truffle reverie well into the embrace of May. Visit and order your truffles here.
But hey, if the bustling energy of Sydney is your stomping ground, fear not. Amidst the city's flurry, a true truffle haven stands tall—Gourmet Life at Potts Point and Darling Point. Even as the curtains close on winter, Josh's emporium remains a steadfast sanctuary for truffle enthusiasts. He's just a call away or a digital visit to his website.
So, there you have it—a treasure map to your truffle dreams. We hope you've savored this post like a fine truffle-infused dish. If you're feeling the love and have found your truffle compass, a gentle like and a share would warm our hearts. Until next time, ciao for now.
Warm regards, Carmine