How to preserve the truffle
To appreciate the taste of the truffle at its best it should be consumed as soon as possible.
However, there are certain ways to ensure that the taste and aroma are maintained so it may be also enjoyed a few days after picking.
It is therefore necessary to:
Wrap each truffle in paper or fabric without removing the soil;
Change the wrapping every day;
Store in the fridge in a container which must be kept open to allow the truffle to “breathe”. The aroma (composed by gas) released during the maturation tends to be absorbed by milk, butter, cheese and eggs stored near the truffle.
When the truffle starts to go soft it must be consumed immediately as this is a sign that it has reached the maximum maturity.