The Black Summer Truffle of Piedmont also called "Tuber Aestivum Vittadini" or "Scorzone" is a truffle particularly common in Piedmont. The Black Summer Truffle of Piedmont is collected mainly in the areas of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato and is commonly called "Scorzone" because of its hard and wrinkled black-brown skin, rich in pyramidal, protruding and large warts. The pulp is of hazel color and is crossed by numerous veins of white color and has a fungal aroma with a very delicate flavor.
In Piedmont, the harvest takes place from 1 June to 31 August.
The Black Summer Truffle of Piedmont, after a short cooking, can be used as an ingredient in fillings and sauces or sliced thin slices on summer salads.