Truffles

  1. White - Tuber Magnatum Pico
  2. Black Truffle - Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini
  3. Bianchetto - Tuber Albidum Pico
  4. Summer - Tuber Aestivum Vittadini
  5. Moscato - Tuber Brumale Moschatum De Ferry
  6. Winter Truffle - Tuber Brumale Vittadini
  7. Ordinary - Tuber Mesentericum Vittadini
  8. Burgundy - Tuber Uncinatum Chatin

White

Tuber Magnatum Pico

White - Tuber Magnatum Pico
The white truffle (scientific name Tuber Magnatum Pico) also known as the white truffle of Alba, is undoubtedly the most valuable truffle variety both from an economic and gastronomic point of view. The gleba is white, with a marbled appearance, over time it takes on reddish spots on a gray background. The smell is intense with tones reminiscent of tetrahydrothiophene (used for the odorization of methane gas intended for domestic distribution). It grows underground at depths that can go from a few cm up to over a meter in clayey soils, often near watercourses.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 8-500 gr
Harvesting period From October to December
Harvesting area Piemonte, Emilia Romagna, Toscana, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise
Symbiotic trees Salice bianco, Pioppo bianco, Pioppo nero, Tiglio, Carpino nero, Farnia, Rovere, Roverella, Pioppo Carolina, Cisto

Black Truffle

Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini

Black Truffle - Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini
The Tuber Melanosporum, commonly called the Pregiato Black Truffle, also known as the Black Truffle of Norcia and Spoleto, thanks to its specific flavor and aromatic scent is considered by the French as precious as the White truffle. It is eaten preferably after short cooking. The gleba is black-brown tending to violet or reddish, with thick and thin whitish veins, with well-defined contours and accompanied by two brown bands, translucent on the sides.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 8-200 gr
Harvesting period From December to March
Harvesting area Umbria, Abruzzo, Marche Toscana e Lazio ma, in quantitĂ  minore, anche in Veneto, Lombardia, Emilia Romagna, Trentino, Piemonte e Liguria
Symbiotic trees Rroverella, leccio, cerro, tiglio, nocciolo, carpino nero, cisto

Bianchetto

Tuber Albidum Pico

Bianchetto - Tuber Albidum Pico
The Bianchetto (scientific name Tuber Albidum Pico) is a little precious truffle, but sometimes, some larger specimens are sold mixed with white truffles with which it is often confused by nasi little experts. Less fragrant than the white truffle and is on average smaller in size. The gel is marbled by whitish and reddish-white veins on a brown-violet or reddish-brown background.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 5-60 gr
Harvesting period From February to April
Harvesting area Emilia Romagna, Toscana, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Campania, Molise
Symbiotic trees Pino nero, pino domestico, pino marittimo, pino d’aleppo, cedro, roverella, cerro, farnia, pioppo, salice

Summer

Tuber Aestivum Vittadini

Summer - Tuber Aestivum Vittadini
The Tuber Aestivum well known among truffle connoisseurs with the vulgar name of "Scorzone" or Black Summer, is one of the least prized truffles although it is a good mushroom. The gleba has a hazelnut color, more or less yellowish in the mature specimens, often also of a lighter color, it is furrowed by numerous whitish veins, more or less thin, branched and anastomosed.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 5-200 gr
Harvesting period From May to September
Harvesting area Piemonte, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania, Molise
Symbiotic trees Cerro, roverella, nocciolo, carpino nero e bianco, farnia, rovere, faggio, pino nero, pioppo

Moscato

Tuber Brumale Moschatum De Ferry

Moscato - Tuber Brumale Moschatum De Ferry
Moscato (scientific name Tuber Brumale Moschatum) is very similar in appearance to Tuber Brumale, it is distinguished by the more intense scent that recalls musk. The glebe is gray-brownish or gray-smoky, with white veins that are more sparse and coarser than T. melanosporum, which determine large white areas at the points where they meet.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 5-60 gr
Harvesting period From December to March
Harvesting area Piemonte, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise
Symbiotic trees Roverella, leccio, cerro, tiglio, nocciolo, carpino nero e bianco, cisto, pino nero, cedro

Winter Truffle

Tuber Brumale Vittadini

Winter Truffle - Tuber Brumale Vittadini
The Winter Black Truffle (scientific name Tuber Brumale), is less pleasant than the precious black truffle, with which it is sometimes confused. The gleba is gray-brownish or gray-smoke, with white veins that are more sparse and coarser than T. melanosporum, which determine large white areas in the points where they meet. The smell is strong, pleasant, of immature hazelnut, in mature specimens it is reminiscent of that of turnip.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 8-200 gr
Harvesting period From December to March
Harvesting area Piemonte, Toscana, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise
Symbiotic trees Roverella, leccio, cerro, tiglio, nocciolo, carpino nero e bianco, cisto, pino nero, cedro

Ordinary

Tuber Mesentericum Vittadini

Ordinary - Tuber Mesentericum Vittadini
The Tuber Mesentericum, commonly called Tuber Mesentericum, similar to the Brumale variety but is distinguished by the strong smell of phenol. Of globose and fairly regular shape, it presents a characteristic basal depression. The glebe is yellowish, brown or gray-brown with light veining and labyrinth pattern.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 8-200 gr
Harvesting period From January to March
Harvesting area Campania, Basilicata, Puglia
Symbiotic trees Roverella, cerro, faggio, nocciolo, carpino nero e bianco, pino nero

Burgundy

Tuber Uncinatum Chatin

Burgundy - Tuber Uncinatum Chatin
The Uncinato Truffle (scientific name Tuber Uncinatum) is very similar to Scorzone. The gleba is darker than that of the truffle aestivum (summer), almost chocolate color in the mature specimens, but the smell is stronger and more pleasant. Its name derives from the Latin uncinatum = uncinate, due to the crests of the spores that appear in the shape of a hook.

Properties and informations
Medium weight 5-200 g
Harvesting period From October to December
Harvesting area Piemonte, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania, Molise
Symbiotic trees Roverella, cerro, farnia, tiglio, pioppo, salice, carpino, nocciolo