Fresh White Truffle
Tuber Magnatum Pico
The white truffle is the most refined among the types, and it’s appreciated all over the world for its unmistakable scent and delicate taste. It has a white gleba, tending to yellow, with small white veins and a smooth, light yellow surface.
Harvest time: from the end of September to the beginning of January. It is located in: Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise.
Fresh Black Summer Truffle
Tuber Aestivum Vittadini
Also known as ‘Scorzone’, is one of the least refined truffles in circulation. Despite this, it is highly appreciated and used at all levels of catering. It has a hazelnut-colored gleba, which becomes darker when fully ripe, with whitish veins and a wrinkled surface rich in pyramidal warts.
Harvest time: from the end of May to September.
Fresh Black Uncinatum Truffle
Tuber Uncinatum Chatin
The Uncinato truffle is very reminiscent of the Summer Truffle one, whose harvesting period precedes it by a few months. The differences between the two varieties are mostly related to their appearance. In fact, the Uncinato truffle has a darker gleba, that is hazelnut color with white veins, a wrinkled surface with less pronounced warts.
Harvest time: from the start of October to the end of January. It is located in: Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania, Molise.
Fresh Black Prized Truffle
Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini
The black refined truffle is one of the most popular truffles by chefs and gourmets, for the extra touch that its unmistakable sweetish flavor can give to the recipes in which it is used. It has a black gleba tending to purple or reddish, with dense and small white veins, and a surface rich in pyramidal warts and hues tending to red.
Harvest time: from December to March. It is located in: Umbria, Abruzzo, Marche, Tuscany and Lazio; in smaller quantities also in Veneto, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Trentino, Piedmont and Liguria.
Fresh Withish Truffle
Tuber Albidum Pico
The less experienced can fall into deception, but the Withish Truffle, often confused with the Prized white one , has very different characteristics: it has a garlic like scent and it is usually smaller in dimension. It has a gleba with a brown background that turns to purple or red, marbled with whitish veins, and a smooth surface, also whitish or tending to light brown.
Harvest time: from February to April. It is located in: Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Campania, Molise.