ALL TYPES AND SEASONS
We collect and select fresh truffles all year round. Each species of truffle differs from the other in aroma, perfume, taste, appearance, price and characteristics.
Depending on the season, the following truffle species follow one another:
White Truffles “BIANCO”
Tuber Magnatum Pico
Availability : From October 1st to January 15th
Appearance : Globular, irregular but essentially smooth, ochre colour.
Characteristics : Very unique and intense scent, Slightly cheesy dependent on its symbiotic plant. Taste slightly spicy.
Symbiotic Plant and Habitat : Poplars, limes, oaks, in moist soils (often bottom-valley, near rivers).
Winter Black Truffles “NERO PREGIATO”
Tuber Melanosporum Vitt.
Availability : From November 15th to March 15th
Appearance : Dark and warty peridium. Dark gleba with white veins. Different sizes, ideal ranging between 30 and 100 grams.
Characteristics : Intense aromatic and fruity aroma. Delicate flavour.
Symbiotic Plant and Habitat : Oak, hazel, hornbeam, holm oak, turkey oak and citrus.
White Spring Truffles “BIANCHETTO or MARZUILO”
Tuber Borchii Vitt. Or Tuber Albidum Pico
Availability : From January 15th to April 15th
Appearance : Similar to the white truffle, therefore globose, irregular and essentially smooth. The colour is darker, even the gleba and the veins may be light brown.
Characteristics : Pleasant, pungent and garlic-like scent. Because of its very particular flavour it is usually used in small quantities.
Symbiotic Plant and Habitat : Broad-leaved and coniferous woods.
Burgundy or Autumn Truffles “UNCINATO or WINTER SCORZONE”
Tuber Uncinatum Chatin
From January 15th to April 15th
Availability : From October 1 to March 15th
Appearance : Very similar to the summer truffle with the dark and warty peridium. Light gleba which can develop into a hazelnut colour with maturation. White veins.
Characteristics : Similar to the summer one but with a decidedly more intense scent. Preserves aromas of the damp soils of the forest that hosts it.
Symbiotic Plant and Habitat : Turkey oak, downy oak and black hornbeam in most soils. It is found in shady and cool areas.
Summer Truffles or Black Summer Truffles –“SCORZONE”
Tuber Aestivum Vitt.
Availability :From May 15th to September 15th
Appearance : Dark and warty peridium. Light gleba developing to a hazelnut colour with maturation. White veins. Extreme variable sizes from 10 grams to 1 kg.
Characteristics : More delicate perfume than other black truffles, the taste is slightly reminiscent of porcini mushrooms. More resistant than other truffles, its aroma is enhanced by light cooking methods.
Symbiotic plant and habitat : Hazels, oaks, willows, limes, chestnuts, beeches, hornbeam, poplars.
Once harvested, the fresh truffles are selected, washed and shipped in special refrigerated containers.
Containers; thanks to the use of express couriers, we have an international clientele with delivery times ranging from 24 to 72 hours, depending on the country of destination.
Fresh truffles can be kept in the refrigerator and are recommended to consume within 10 days.