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Fresh Alba White Truffle

112,501.200,00 IVA incl.

Origin: Italy 🇮🇹
Condition: Fresh
Recommended quantity: 6/8 g per person
Shipping: 24/48 hours
If you require larger sizes than those indicated, please contact us and we will inform you of availability and quotation.

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Scientific name: TUBER MAGNATUM PICO

The Prized White Truffle, scientific name TUBER MAGNATUM PICO is considered the truffle par excellence, it is the most precious both gastronomically and economically. Its unmistakable flavour and scent, satisfying and exciting to the nostrils of those who inhale it intensely, unique in its kind, has led it to be the true ‘diamond‘ of the kitchen and to be appreciated all over the world.

The outer surface (peridium) is smooth and ochre-yellow in colour, the inner surface (gleba) is unmistakably greyish-yellow with tiny veins and varies in symbiosis with the plants under which it grows such as oaks, linden trees, poplars and willows.

In order to grow and develop, the White Truffle needs special soils with equally special climatic conditions: the soil must be soft and moist for most of the year, it must be rich in calcium and with good air circulation.  It is therefore understandable that not all soils have these characteristics and it is precisely these environmental factors, present in the Langhe area, that make the Alba White Truffle such a sought-after mushroom.

It is an absolutely spontaneous mushroom: no cultivation techniques exist today, so availability may be limited.

Caution: Product subject to weight loss.

Recommendations for use

The White Truffle must absolutely be eaten raw, therefore sliced on the finished dish with the special truffle slicer.

The classic dishes of the Langhe cuisine to which the Alba White Truffle is paired are ‘Tajarin’ (tagliatelle noodles kneaded with lots of eggs and cut very thin, click here to buy) and agnolotti al plin. We recommend seasoning them and sautéing them simply with good butter (or oil) to let the flavour and aroma of the king of the table, the truffle, prevail, which should be sliced raw on the finished dish.

It also goes very well on a nice risotto. It can also be enjoyed on ‘Fassona’ meat (a very fine breed of Piedmontese beef), egg in cocotte or pan-fried.

Cleaning and storage

Once we have purchased truffles, the question arises as to their storage. Some would argue that the best place to store them is in the stomach….but it often happens that the purchase is made in anticipation of a special dinner, with friends or family, and that a few days must elapse from the moment of purchase to the moment of consumption.

When the truffle starts to become ‘rubbery’ to the touch, it must be eaten immediately as this means that it has reached its maximum maturity.

Consumption is recommended within a few days, maximum 3 or 4 from the moment of receiving the truffles.

The truffles must be stored in the refrigerator without being cleaned; the film of soil that usually covers them must not be removed at all: this defends them and preserves them from rapid deterioration.

After wrapping them individually in blotting paper (the kind used in kitchen rolls), close them in a glass jar or plastic container, change the paper daily or as soon as the retained moisture proves excessive and store them in the refrigerator; this is the only way to preserve their aromatic virtues for several days depending on the type of truffle purchased.

It is advisable to clean them only a few hours before consumption; cleaning should be done under cold running water using a brush so as to clean even the most difficult parts.

It is also important after washing to dry the truffles well one by one with kitchen paper towels, close them again in a container and let them rest for at least half an hour before slicing them so that they can regain their full aroma.

Shipping

The Fresh Truffle is shipped by ‘express‘ service in suitable polystyrene containers and with the addition of synthetic ice.

In this way, the truffle will arrive comfortably at your home without deteriorating and without losing its properties and aroma that make it unique and unmistakable.

Shipments are made on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Orders received after 2 p.m. on Wednesday will be shipped the following Monday. This is because we want to guarantee and preserve the quality of the product. Since the Fresh Truffle is a very delicate and perishable product. Transit times are always estimated and never guaranteed. They vary from 24/48 hours, depending on how the destination location is served, except for possible delays by couriers, for which we cannot take responsibility.

Size/Price

  • MIXED/SPARKED SIZE: refers to non-perfect truffles (whole truffles weighing less than 9 g or truffles weighing more than 9 g but split/split)
  • SIZE 5/19: refers to truffles from a round shape with a minimum size of 5 g to a maximum size of 19 g.
  • SIZE 20/60: refers to truffles with a minimum size of 20 gr. to a maximum size of 60 gr.
  • EXTRA SIZE: refers to single pieces from 60 g upwards. Contact us for availability: we will send you photos and a quotation.

TRUFFLE is a seasonal product whose development is determined by environmental and weather conditions; these factors may cause price variations.

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