Fresh White Truffles
White truffles are one of the most decadent foods in the world - even more precious than black truffles. They are incredibly difficult to find as well as highly sought-after, so much so that chefs around the world covet them for their powerful earthy flavor that adds luxury to any dish. Unable to simply farm them, white truffles must be hunted for by well-trained hunters, with the help of their trusty hounds, in wooded areas in Italy; though the specific areas are kept secret and fiercely guarded.
White truffles are prized for their distinct aroma and intense, garlicky flavor. They are always served fresh: sliced or shaved on top of your dishes. The heat of your cooked dish is just enough to release the aroma of the truffles, enhancing their natural pungency.
Tuber Magnatum Pico, also known as the white Alba truffle, is native to northern Italy and has never been cultivated in truffle fields. It grows in the wild. The rarity and exceptional flavor of this truffle explains its high value. It is distinguished from other truffle species by its smooth envelope and its light ochre color with pinkish shades. Its flesh with thin white marbling varies from white to dark pink to brown, depending on the tree with which it grows in symbiosis. Its alliaceous perfume is particularly powerful and bewitching. This truffle is in season from September to December in Italy. November is the biggest “harvest” month. White Alba truffle is the undisputed queen!