Scientific name: TUBER MAGNATUM PICO
The White Truffle , scientific name TUBER MAGNATUM PICO is considered the truffle par excellence, it is the most precious both from a gastronomic and economic point of view. Its unmistakable flavor and aroma, satisfying and exciting for the nostrils of those who inhale it with intensity, unique in its kind, has led it to be the true "diamond" of the kitchen and to be appreciated all over the world.
The external surface (peridium) is smooth ocher yellow, the internal surface (glebe) is unmistakable, it is greyish yellow with very small veins and varies in symbiosis with the plants under which it is born such as oaks, lindens, poplars and willows.
To be born and develop, the White Truffle needs particular soils with equally particular climatic conditions: the soil must be soft and humid 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 become such a coveted mushroom.
It is an absolutely spontaneous mushroom: to date there are no cultivation techniques, therefore availability could be limited.
Warning: Product subject to weight loss.
Cleaning and Conservation
Once we have purchased the truffles, the problem of their conservation arises. Someone wants to say that the best place to keep them is the belly ... but it often happens that the purchase is made in anticipation of a particular dinner, with friends or family, and that a few days must pass from the moment of purchase to that of consumption.
When the truffle begins to become "rubbery" to the touch, it must be consumed immediately as it means that it has reached its maximum maturity.
Consumption is recommended within a few days, at most 3 or 4 from the moment of receipt of the truffles.
Truffles must be placed in the refrigerator without being cleaned , the film of soil that generally covers them must not be removed: it defends them and preserves them from rapid deterioration.
After having wrapped them individually in absorbent paper (the one used in rolls in the kitchen) , close them in a glass jar or plastic container, change the paper daily or as soon as the humidity retained proves to be excessive and keep them in the refrigerator; only in this way is it possible to maintain their aromatic virtues even for several days depending on the type of truffle purchased.
It is advisable to clean them only a few hours before consumption; cleaning must take place under cold running water using a brush in order to clean even the most difficult parts.
After washing, it is also important to dry the truffles well one by one with absorbent kitchen paper, 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.
Recommendations for use
The White Truffle must strictly be eaten raw , therefore sliced on the completed plate with the appropriate truffle slicer.
The classic dishes of the Langhe cuisine which are paired with the Alba White Truffle are the “Tajarin” (tagliatelle mixed with lots of eggs and cut very thin, click here to buy ) and the agnolotti al plin. It is advisable to season them and simply sauté them in a pan with good butter (or oil) to make the flavor and aroma of the king of the table prevail, the Truffle which must be sliced raw on the finished dish. It also goes very well on a nice risotto. It can also be enjoyed on the "Fassona" meat batter (very fine Piedmontese beef breed), the egg in a cocotte or in a frying pan.
The Fresh Truffle is shipped with "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 the scent that make it unique and unmistakable.
Shipments are made on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Orders received after 2pm on Wednesday will be shipped within the following week based on availability. The Fresh Truffle is very delicate and perishable therefore we want to guarantee and preserve the quality of the product by purchasing daily from our "Trifulau" and shipping based on the availability of our harvest. In the event that, on the day of receipt of the order, there is no availability, it will be entered as a priority in the following days.
Transit times are always estimated and never guaranteed . They vary from 24h/48h working hours , based on how the destination location is served, except for any delays by the couriers, for which we cannot assume responsibility.
The couriers do not warn of the passage even though the telephone number is indicated by us; therefore the destination address must be manned during the scheduled delivery day.
Sizes and Prices
The TRUFFLE is a seasonal product whose development is determined by environmental and atmospheric conditions; these factors can cause the price to undergo continuous variations.
- MIXED/SPLIT SIZE : refers to truffles that are not perfect (whole weighing less than 9 g or weighing more than 9 g but split/gnawed)
- SIZE 5/19 : refers to truffles in the shape of a flan with a minimum size of 5 g. to a maximum weight of 19 gr.
- SIZE OF 15 GR. TO RISE : refers to each single truffle with a minimum size of 15 gr., to go up
- SIZE 20/60 : refers to a minimum size of 20 gr. to a maximum weight of 60 gr.
- EXTRA SIZE : refers to unique pieces of 60 gr. to go up. Contact us for availability: We will send you photos and relative quotation
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