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Types of Truffles: Fall / Winter Truffles


Tuber Magnatum Pico
Italian name: Tartufo Bianco Pregiato (White Truffle, the king of all truffles!): We can find it in Tuscan forest from September to December. The outer part (called “peridio” o scorza”) is smooth and its color is yellow/light brown gold color sometimes with shades gold color. Its inside (called “gleba”) is hazelnut color, with numerous white veins very thin. Inside the truffle, sometimes, we can find bright red veins that are due to the type of the symbiont plant: the truffle is undoubtedly high quality!!! It has a strong and pleasant fragrance; on the contrary the taste is not strong, but is very delicate!
"Pregiato" White Truffle Market value: very hight


Tuber Melanosporum Vitt.
Italian name: Tartufo Nero Pregiato (Black Truffle):
We can find it in tuscan forest
from November to March; The outer part (called “peridio” o scorza”) is wrinkled, with not very pronounced streak; its color is black. Its inside (called “gleba”) is hazelnut color is black or black/violet color, with numerous white veins very thin; It has a delicate and pleasant fragrance; the taste is likewise delicate!
"Pregiato" Black Truffle Market value: medium


Tuber Uncinatum Chatin
Italian name: Tartufo Nero Uncinato (Black truffle);
We can find it in tuscan forest
from September to December; The outer part (called “peridio” o scorza”) is wrinkled, with not very pronounced streak; its color is black. Its inside (called “gleba”) is hazelnut color or bown/dark-brown color, with numerous white veins very thin; It has a delicate and pleasant fragrance; the taste is likewise delicate!
"Uncinato" Black Truffle Market value: medium/low


Tuber Mesentericum Vitt.
Italian name: Tartufo Nero ordinario o “mesenterico” (Black truffle); We can find it in tuscan forest from September to January; The outer part (called “peridio” o “scorza”) is wrinkled, with not very pronounced streak; its color is black. Its inside (called “gleba”) is hazelnut color or yellow/brown color, with numerous white veins not very thin; Has a faint fragrance and little flavor.
"ordinario" Black Truffle
or “mesenterico”
Market value: low

 
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