white truffle

Do not mistake this fungus for the precious white truffle

by 29/12/2020

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 […]