Black winter truffles often referred to as Perigord Truffles vary widely in size and shape, and range from 2-10 centimeters in diameter. They are rounded, lumpy and lopsided appearance.
The truffle’s surface varies in color from dark brown as most commonly found and gray black depending of the region where it grows.
Covered with a variety of crevices and diamond shaped protrusions that range from 3-9 millimeters the diameter. an angular shape with four to six sides,
The flesh is dark brown to tan beneath the surface, and is laced with white marbling pattern ,unique for each truffle and is smooth and spongy appearance. In addition, the fine branching veins do not change color in the presence of the air.
As far as taste the Perigord Winter Truffles have a mild sweet, nutty scent that is accompanied by hazelnut, wild mushrooms and garlic nuances while the flesh is defined by a musky, mild and earthy taste.