The truffle is a hypogean fungus which grows underground, closely linked to certain kinds of plants, from which it absorbs nutrition by means of an extensive and ramified root system.
The fruit is in the form of a tuber and consists of a fleshy mass, whose colour varies from white to grey tending towards brown, depending on the plant on which it lives and grows. Indeed, the truffle consists of a percentage of water and mineral salts, which it absorbs from the surrounding soil.
Its form, usually round, depends on the nature of the soil: if the soil is soft it will be smoother; if the soil is compact it will have more difficulty growing and will therefore tend to be more protuberant and lumpy.
Truffles continue to be somewhat of a mystery even after more than 3000 years of consumption . The ancient Greeks loved them and they were prized by the Romans. Theophrasus, a disciple of Plato and Aristotle wrote about them as did Pliny, the scribe who documented the destruction of Pompeii.
Alexander Dumas in his Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine wrote, “The most learned of men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber and, after two thousand years of argument and discussion, their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord”
There are many kinds of truffle, we supply the following and the most precious :
White truffle “Tuber Magnatum Pico”
known as the “White Alba truffle – Tartufo bianco d’Alba”
Black winter truffle “Tuber melanosporum Vitt”
also known as “Rare black truffle”
Black summer truffle “Tuber aestivum Vitt”
known as “Scorzone truffle”
Bianchetto truffle “Tuber Borchii or Tuber Albidum”
known as “White Spring truffle”
Black truffle “Tuber uncinatum Chat”
also known as “Black winter truffle”
Black truffle “Tuber brumale Vitt”
known as “Musky truffle”
Truffle Sauce, Porcini & Truffle Pate, Truffle Salt, White Truffle Butter, Black Truffle Butter, Trimmed Truffle, Truffle Carpaccio, Truffle Honey, White truffle balsamic vinegar, Truffle Cheese, Truffle Oil, Black truffle aroma olive oil with a slice of dried black truffle inside, Extra virgin olive oil with 3% black or white truffle oil made by real truffle extraction