Information About White Spring Truffles
Latin name; Tuber Borchii
Other names; Tuber albidum, marzuolo, tartufo di pineta, truffe blanche, blanquette
Season; From early January through to mid/late March.
Whitish Truffles are typically smaller than the other Truffles we sell, generally around 5 – 20 grams per piece.
The exterior of Whitish Truffles varies from brownish white through to a light reddish brown colour. These Truffles should be firm to the touch, not too hard, but certainly not soft or spongy.
When cut in half, Whitish Truffles should demonstrate a clear white marbling with large white veins on a dark cream or fawn coloured background.
Aroma and Taste
Whitish Truffles have a medium to strong aroma, very reminiscent of garlic.
Whitish Truffles have a reasonable shelf life of up to around 2 weeks. They will lose a small proprotion of their body weight every day.