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#Tartufo Bianco di #Alba at it’s best. From Arturo, one of my local #trifolari … they are beatiful, aren’t they … please don’t faint before follow us in twitter @teruelfoods … there is a bit more than half a kilo in the picture … retail price of 2000€ … around $2750 or £1700 … how many you want?

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In the town of Alba in Piedmont they sell chocolate and call them truffles as well. They may find it funny, but I don’t see why none realize that this is a fake name. Those are chocolate balls, not truffles, sorry. You can see they want to pretend 3 different kind of truffles … This is not something we like at Teruel Foods at all.

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This weekend trip to Piedmont … Italian cheese stall. My friend Marco warned me to not buy sicilian cheese (pecorino) while in there, so we just bought 3-4 of local ones. I hope you enjoy the picture, Teruel Foods employees will enjoy eating them 😉

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Here it goes the Queen of all truffles. Tuber Magnatum Pico. It’s also known as Tartufi Bianco di Alba, mainly because it was the place where people start finding and using them. Now you can find some as well in Istria, but this is all about marketing, a truffle from Italy will look better than another one from Yugoslavia, even if they were the same. Taking apart all these discussions about nationalities and if it’s right or wrong, let me explain what makes it different:

it’s white truffle on the outside, the nerves on the inside are brown but a very light brown. If a truffle is not ripened, it won’t have those nerves and pretty likely it won’t have any smell. The aroma is very very strong. A fresh one in a sealed jar in the fridge will make the whole fridge smelling deeply of truffle. If you like it, you’ll be in love, but if not … buff!! run away. The smell some people compare it with gas and sometimes, the first time you smell a truffle you’ll feel something is wrong with it, but no. If the smell is very acid, be careful, pretty likely this truffle has gone bad and it could have a massive worm inside !!!

Any questions !!!