TUBER MAGNATUM PICO
“You know it, but cannot define it, you perceive it, but cannot taste it, you get closer to it, but cannot catch its soul. The rare bird of international gastronomy, a utopia of the senses, the white truffle is essentially a smell, and only afterwards also a flavor.”
Weight and size: 8-500 g, 5-25 cm
Harvest areas: Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Latium, Abruzzo, Molise
Harvest period: September through January
Taste: slightly spicy
Matches: tagliatelle, trofie and meat
Taste it with: soft and fragrant red or white wines, including Barolo, Pinot Nero from Friuli, Dolcetto d’Alba and Gewürztraminer
Did you know? The Castle of Grinzane Cavour (Cuneo) is the annual venue of the World Auction of the White Truffle from Alba. In 2016, a 900 g specimen was sold to a Hong Kong-based group for the record figure of €100,000.
Its smell: strong and unmistakable, since ancient times. Its taste: once you taste it, you won’t forget it. The white truffle hides in the ground as a precious golden nugget, ready to please the finest gourmets. Come and discover our white truffle-based selection for the preparation of true food masterpieces.