Tartufo nero estivo (Tuber aestivum vitt.) o Scorzone

Tartufo nero estivo, also known as Tuber aestivum vitt. or Scorzone, is a type of black truffle found in the Marche region of Italy. This delicacy can be found in various towns and communes in Marche, including Acqualagna, Apecchio, and Sant’Angelo in Vado.

In Acqualagna, you can find Tartufo nero estivo in local stores such as Tartufi Morra and Tartufi Bianconi. These shops offer a wide range of truffle products, including fresh truffles, truffle oils, and truffle-based sauces. Apecchio is another town where you can find this truffle, and stores like Tartufi Ponziani and Tartufi Bianconi offer a selection of truffle products as well.

One popular recipe that showcases the flavor of Tartufo nero estivo is Truffle Risotto. This dish combines the earthy aroma of the truffle with creamy risotto rice, creating a luxurious and indulgent meal. Another recipe is Truffle Pasta, where the truffle is shaved over freshly cooked pasta, allowing its intense flavor to infuse the dish.

Tartufo nero estivo has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for this truffle include its appearance, aroma, and taste. It should have a black exterior with a rough surface, a strong and pleasant aroma, and a delicate yet distinctive taste.

– “Tartufo Nero Estivo” – Tartufi Morra (tartufimorra.com)
– “Tartufo Nero Estivo” – Tartufi Bianconi (tartufibianconi.it)
– “Tartufo Nero Estivo” – Tartufi Ponziani (tartufiponziani.it)
– “Tartufo Nero Estivo” – Marche Tourism (marche-tourism.it)