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Purchasing fresh white and black truffles

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Hi,

What stores offer fresh white and black truffles for sale please?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. Savenor's has them (during the proper season). October is the height of white truffle-paluzza, while black truffles are in season pretty much all autumn into very early spring. White truffles should never be cooked, BTW.

    Call Savenor's and ask if they have them right now (actually, I was there today and didn't notice). They can also get them for you.

    1. Panzano in Southboro was just offering them.I think they have to order them.

      1. Salumeria Italiana in the North End.

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        1. re: Rubee

          Thanks for the suggestions so far, everyone. It's an expensive ingredient. So the more suggestions the better to comparison shop.

        2. I'm curious, how much does a small white truffle and a small black truffle cost? Unfortunately I suck at measurements so could you give me a rough estimate?

          also, have you tried the black truffle salt at cardullos? I have heard amazing things about this product.

          1. You might also check at the Cambridge FK?

            1. You can order them from South End Formaggio too.

              1. The Cambridge FK had them as of last weekend for $140. I know that Salumeria Italiana sells the black in jars, as does Russo's. Actually, Russo's had a huge jar of black for around $40 - $50... Not bad.

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                1. re: Craig K

                  Jarred truffles equal not-fresh truffles and are much less expensive.

                  1. re: Craig K

                    Salumeria Italiana has them fresh also, though haven't checked this week. Also, you can check out prices for them at D'Artagnan. It's a specialty on-line shop that I use all the time for meats and other products (just bought some duck, veal demi glace, Merguez lamb sausage, and white truffle butter), and who supply some of the local places:

                    https://www.dartagnan.com/index.asp

                    And, speaking of white truffle. Prezza is doing that Italian specialty of the giant ravioli enclosing parm cheese, egg yolk, and white truffle. I've had it with the black truffle here before (so delicious), but not the white truffle, YET. BTW, what is the Italian name for that dish, I can never remember.

                    1. re: Rubee

                      I use D'Artagnan quite a bit myself. Good stuff.

                  2. Barbara Lynch's Plum Produce had white truffles last week. Not sure of the price.

                    1. BTW, I just got an email from Savenor's. They have both fresh white and black truffles in stock right now.