White Truffles (Tuber Magnatum Pico) are also known as White Alba Truffles and they come from the northern region of Italy, typically Piedmont. Known as the diamonds of the culinary world, White Truffles are prized all over the world for their pungent aroma and distinct flavor. They are of a yellowish/gray color and shaped like a potato. The aroma of the White Truffles will fill a room with a heavenly mouth-watering fragrance!
White Truffles can commonly be found growing within the root structure of trees such as the popular, beech trees, oak, and hazel, just below the surface. Their color is usually brownish with white marbling to pale cream or off white. Italian white truffles are a delicate and rare type of edible mushroom mostly grown in Italy. The season runs from September to December. Fresh truffles are a very seasonal and rare product, hard to acquire and expensive. Furthermore, they are held in high esteem by gourmet chefs around the world.