The summer truffle, scientifically tuber aestivum vitt, is so called because it grows in the summer months, it is possible to find from May until December. It is also commonly known as Scorzone because of its rough and wrinkled crust. It grows mainly close to oak, holm and hazel.
Truffles are very abundant in the upper valley of Metauro and have always been considered the kings of the culinary arts; that is why the places where truffles grow are carefully kept secret by collectors. The history of Longhi Tartufi began in the '60s in Urbania, where Domenico Longhi opened a small truffle industry by capturing the collection of “the tartofaner”. Some of these "jewels" were processed and shipped to big cities such as Rome, Milan and Genoa. The small family business has gradually grown over the years, and it continues to increase thanks to the hard work and dedication of the new generations. Showing great love for the land and indissoluble attachment to tradition, Longhi Tartufi gives special attention to the selection of truffles, to offer consumers high quality products processed according to traditional family recipes.
General Information: Truffles are used to give a unique savour to every dish. How to use: The truffle is delicious to make appetizing sauces to be spread on toasted bread or made into shavings, to enhance a first course of pasta or a nice risotto. Truffle is ideal also for adding flavour to meat dishes, such as a nice cut of beef with truffle shavings, or to flavour cheese fondue.