Tuber magnatum Pico
The white truffle (Tuber magnatum Pico) is the truffle par excellence, the most sought-after of all edible truffles. Known all over the world, it is undoubtedly the king of the kitchen and the pride of our region, also present around Savigno.
This truffle generally matures in Autumn, between September and December, but depending on climatic conditions it can also be found in the middle of summer, between July and August. In any case, the harvesting period is generally restricted by local regulations to protect its growth..
The peridium is smooth, yellowish ochre to yellowish olive in colour, sometimes with rust-coloured areas. The gleba is greyish brown in mature specimens, and develops into an ochre or hazelnut yellow, with very subtle veining..
The aroma is characteristic, unmistakeable by its many connoisseurs. It is a pungent aroma, with a pleasant hint of garlic.
Eaten raw, sliced very thinly with a special truffle shaver to complete dishes. Its disruptive personality enriches and enlivens the simplest Italian cuisine, from tagliatelle with butter to Parmesan risotto, and can even be used with desserts, as seen in the creations of some leading chefs.