The Tuber magnatum Pico, also known as the white truffle, is widely regarded as the crème de la crème of truffles due to its significant commercial importance. This variety of truffle has a globular shape with irregular bumps and a smooth, velvety surface. The color of the truffle ranges from pale cream to dark cream to greenish. The flesh, or “gleba,” is distinctive, being white or greyish yellow with thin white veins. The white truffle is renowned for its unique and unmistakable aroma, which sets it apart from other truffles and makes it a highly prized delicacy.
Season & Habitat
October to December. These truffles are found in the soil around the roots of poplar willow, hornbeam, and oak trees.