Tuber aestivum Vitt.
Also known as the Burgundy Truffle, the Black Summer Truffle (Tuber aestivum Vitt.) is the most common edible truffle thanks to its abundant distribution and ease of conservation. It is found in large quantities throughout the Apennines virtually year-round.
It is found primarily between May and October, but it is not uncommon in other periods.
It has a black peridium with large pyramidal warts. The gleba develops from a whitish to a hazelnut colour.
The veins are tight, slender and whitish in colour.
It has a pleasant, delicate flavour.
It is one of the most widely used and versatile fresh truffles, and can be minced to top bruschetta, added to pasta dishes or used as an accompaniment for meats.