Truffle is the common noun designating the fruiting bodies (sporocarps) of fungi, in genus Tuber, whose entire life cycle takes palce in the earth (subterranean). Truffles must live in symbiotic relationships with certain trees in order to produce the precious sporocarps.

The Alba White Truffle has a globular shape, often flattened and irregular, with a pale yellow or even ochre peridium.
The gleba, with numerous white veins, very branched, varies from milk-coloured to deep pink to brownish. The size is variable. It is harvested from late summer, throughout autumn, until early winter. It is an utterly spontaneous mushroom: no cultivation techniques exist to this day.

Truffle hunting and the environment

A truffle hunter accompanied by his dog walks into the woods in search of the precious underground mushroom, guided only by the animal’s nose and intuition gained from years of experience. It is the most exciting moment for a truffle enthusiast.
The Alba White Truffle grows spontaneously, in symbiosis with specific trees or shrubs. These areas are characterised by an extremely delicate ecological balance, to which attention and agronomic care must be devoted.