Summer truffles are by now among the most known and appreciated around the world thanks to their easy availability. Black Summer Truffles (tuber aestivum ) are ideal for canapés and first courses, meat and fish. They have a thicker skin than the black winter truffle, and are less pungent (and therefore less expensive!) than their winter cousins. Frozen Truffles are still an excellent choice for enjoying truffle flavour when fresh truffles are out of season.