Tuber brumale or Black Winter Truffle is a cousin of the infamous Perigord truffle. It is less commonly found than its cousin and rarely makes it on to the North American market. The flavor and aroma are very similar to Perigord, as is its appearance. The differences lie in the thickness of the peridium (outer skin) and overall size. This truffle rarely exceeds 1 oz. in size and the shelf life isn’t as great as the thicker-skinned varieties. Don’t let its size and shelf life discourage you from using them, ours are always fresh and should hold for at least a week in your cooler. While they lack the perfume-like quality of Piedmont and Perigord it’s unique flavor and aroma more than compensate. Black Winter Truffle has a quality of fine spices with notes of sandalwood, cedar, and a musky and pleasant undertone.