Buy FRESH truffles in Ottawa area?
Looking to buy some fresh truffles in and around the Ottawa area. Does anyone know where I could find some or if this is something I can even get here? I've seen stores online where I can order them but I'd like to buy them locally if possible. Thanks in advance!
The truffle season was over around the end of december. anything you get now will have been frozen.
As far as where to find them, I would scout out specialty food markets as they typically bring them in when they're in season.
One more thing, there are a few differnt types:
White from Alba: Will run you about $300 for an ounce and are prized all over the world.
Black Summers: Come out in early fall, they are jet black with a creamy interior. They are the cheapest but have the least appeal as they dont have that strong of a flavour, about $35 ounce
Winter Blacks: Come out late fall, black exterior, dark grey interieor. Might be a more mature version of the summers... better areomatics and flavour, About $70 ounce.
Hope this helps.