I live in a gastronomic wasteland and must rely on the internet to source most exotic ingredients. I have found several internet sites where I may buy fresh truffles. I am concerned, due their highly perishable nature and high price (Alba truffles $250-300/oz), that I may waste money on inferior product. Does anyone have suggestions where I may buy truffles reliably via mail order or the internet?
I have looked on chowhound and found threads about local sources, most recently Surfas in LA. If all else fails, I may call Surfas and ask about when they get their supply in and if they can mail overnight.