"For more than eighty years we have been working driven by a common passion, truffle."
Known and appreciated sinceancient times, it was believedthat truffleswere bornby the combined actionof water,heatand lightning.Severallegendsarosearoundthis preciousmushroomandnumerous qualitieswere attributed to it. It was in fact consideredan aphrodisiac,capable of givingphysical performanceabove the norm,and itsstrong aroma could give people anecstatic effect. During the medieval periodtrufflewas still ahighlyappreciated food,especiallyon the tablesof nobles andprelates.In the eighteenth century white trufflewas considered a true delicatessen by all the European courts, but onlyin the twentieth centurytheTruffle ofAlbabecame famousworldwide, becomingone of themost preciousfoodsin the world.
There arenumerous species oftruffles,the mostpopularare:
Fine White Truffle - Tuber magnatum Pico also known as White Truffle of Alba
Fine Black Truffle - Tuber melanosporum Vitt. also known as Winter Black Truffle
Summer Black Truffle - Tuber aestivum Vitt. also known as Scorzone