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A lot has been written about the darker aspects of truffle hunting in the last few years. Stories about dog-poisoning, GBH and arson attacks make for interesting reading at the best of times. All the more so when the incidents offer an insight into a very secretive circle that few have access to. Thankfully these […]
What is it? The tuber magnatum pico (aka the Alba truffle, precious white truffle, white winter truffle) has a doppelganger. Meet the choiromyces meandriformis, in northern Europe it is known as choiromyces venosus. As it contains the Greek word ‘choiros,’ meaning swine, the fungus has acquired a third name – the pig truffle. They are […]
These are the suggestions which we send to our customers when they have purchased a tuber magnatum (precious white truffle). They might be useful for anyone who is unsure what to do with a truffle they have received. ‘Thank you for buying one of our truffles. These truffles are the fruits of a lot of […]
Thinking of white truffles at Christmas 2020 for a gift or for the holiday table, How to make sure the precious white truffles you buy are the freshest available at this time of year.
There are two main kinds of white truffle that grow in different seasons. The white spring and the white autumn truffle. The latter is sometimes called the Alba truffle although this can be misleading.