Internationally renowned, the Vaucluse black truffle is reputed to be a delicious diamond: an intense, complex flavor that delights the taste buds of fine gourmets.
Truffles are highly prized in the kitchen... they perfume and enrich dishes such as eggs, pasta, risottos, sauces and more. Enthusiasts and professionals alike are delighted to pair it with exceptional dishes and wines.
Did you know?
Vaucluse is the birthplace of truffle cultivation, and the leading truffle-producing department in France. The climate and soil are ideal for producing the best tuber melanosporum! The best period for the black diamond of Vaucluse is in the heart of winter, from mid-January to mid-February. From one year to the next, the season can be shorter or longer, from mid-December to mid-March in the most favorable years.
With the season in full swing, here are a few ideas for discovering this essence of Provençal terroir:
1. A circuit packed with Corine from Youpi Tours!
Corine will take you on board her Dyane 6 for 2 to 3 people, or her van for a 4 to 6 person trip to discover the black diamond. Head for Richerenches for a day or half-day devoted to truffles: truffle market, visit to the truffle and wine museum, truffle lunch, cavage and tasting of different wine and truffle combinations. A program concocted with the utmost care, to be booked with Youpi Tours!
2. A truffle-focused dish or meal to savor the distinctive aromas of this prestigious mushroom, a delight for the taste buds and olfactory senses.
Certain restaurants, partners of the Vaison Ventoux Provence tourist office, are promoting this product. Reserve your table now HERE to enjoy the sumptuous dishes offered by our chefs! (the list is updated as new menus are received).
3. Discover the Plantin truffle factory and institute in Puyméras. Plantin has been sublimating the art of truffling since 1930, and works with many of France's finest restaurants. An immersive truffle experience is offered in an educational area. The boutique offers a wide range of truffles, as well as numerous by-products for your enjoyment! Any questions? The Plantin team will accompany you on your discovery, advise you and give you ideas to enhance your dishes! Discover without moderation HERE!