Australian truffle season has officially begun, and the fresh black truffles (Tuber Melanosporum) that have started to come in are looking and smelling amazing! To help you choose the truffles that are right for you, here’s a rundown the 2021 truffle grading standards from Australian Truffle Traders, our truffle producers in Manjimup, Western Australia:

Extra Class Large: 30g+
Tuber melanosporum, ripe and with good aroma. With a well-rounded shape which may include ripples in it appearance, all parts of the skin are easy to see. With a nick to show the marbling of <10% of the surface area. Slight imperfections in appearance and shape are acceptable.

Retail Extra Class Small: 10g – 30g
Tuber melanosporum, ripe and with good aroma. With a well-rounded shape which may include ripples in it appearance, all parts of the skin are easy to see. With a nick to show the marbling of <10% of the surface area. 

1st Class Whole: 30g+
Tuber melanosporum, ripe and with good aroma. Whole truffle that has an appearance consistent with the species, including knobbles etc. With cuts to show the marbling of <30% of the surface area. Imperfections in appearance and irregular shape are acceptable including minor clean insect damage. 

2nd Class Pieces Large: 30g+
Tuber melanosporum, ripe and with aroma. Can be heavily cut, have superficial & clean insect damage and be of irregular shape. (Image depicts 500g 2nd Class Pieces Large graded truffle).

2nd Class Pieces Small: 10g – 30g
Tuber melanosporum, ripe and with aroma. Can be heavily cut, have superficial & clean insect damage and be of irregular shape. 

Trimmings: 1 – 10g
Tuber melanosporum, small pieces of cut truffle. Ripe and with aroma, may have blemishes. 

 

Australian Truffle Traders know that the clock starts ticking the moment the truffles are unearthed, so they ensure that within 24-48 hours of harvest chefs and distributors around the world can have perfectly ripe truffles in their hands. Stringent grading and international export standards mean that the weight purchased represents pure truffle and, most importantly, you are guaranteed the grade and quality before it arrives on your doorstep. 

Two Providores is currently selling various grades of ATT fresh black truffles via pre-order. Simply place your order by Monday morning, the truffles will be harvested on Tuesday morning, and you'll receive them by Thursday. For more information or to place an order, chat to your Key Account Manager or contact our Customer Service Team on (02) 95552255.