Features: Generally irregular in shape, the white truffle is the epitome of gourmet. Highly fragrant and uniquely delicious, it is prized all over the world for its incredible aroma. They generally weigh between 50 and 400 grams, but have been recorded at over 1 kg on rare occasions.
Species: Tuber Magnatum
Origin: Italy (Le Marche, Abruzzo, Piedmont, Umbria, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany), Serbia, and Hungary.
Flavor Profile: Earthy, pungent, musky, and funky.
Spec: Usable in or on nearly any dish, the sky is the limit when it comes to this delicacy. Shave very thinly (with a truffle slicer) and give your dish a unique and wonderful aroma.
Season: Late fall to mid-winter
Purchasing Options: Sold in pieces, weighed in increments of pounds and ounces.