Every morning in the frosty winter dawn in Italy, truffle hunters and their trusted dogs set out to gather the most elusive and delicious of all fresh truffles: the Italian white truffle from Alba, Tuber magnatum pico. With its intoxicating scent and luxurious flavor, it will inspire your best dishes. The rare Alba is only available for an exquisitely short season.
Savor these beauts over risotto, eggs, pasta and even mashed potatoes. Use these fresh white truffles as the final touch of a dish, no cooking required, since the bulk of their flavor lies in the strong scent that would be destroyed by heat. Slice them paper-thin (use a truffle slicer) to finish off a preparation. The heat of the dish will bring out the intense aroma of the winter white truffle for a fabulous effect.
Truffles are often described as the diamond of the kitchen, and we agree! Fragrant and luxurious, these are the perfect finish to many dishes. Treat yourself and your beloved friends and family to the most extravagant and delicious food experience.
Your fresh truffle will ship upon arrival from Europe. Please allow 1-3 days for us to order and receive the freshest truffles for you.
- currently, truffles average about 1/4 ounce
- From Piedmont, Italy
- Each truffle is shipped whole, wrapped lightly in paper towels and packed in a plastic container
- Season typically lasts September to December
- Some mold growth is normal for fresh truffles: a toothbrush and quick but vigorous scrub should help prevent the molds from penetrating into the truffle