Gorgeous white truffles stick in my mind – the Pico Magnatum is one of a kind and despite attempts by the Chinese to propagate these underground mushrooms – there’s does not taste the same.
The “white truffle” mostly comes from the Langhe and Montferrat areas of the Piemonte region in northern Italy. Some of the most famous are found in the countryside around Alba and Asti but the areas stretches quite far beyond Alba.
The Tuber Magnatum Pico white truffle is found mostly in northern and central Italy, while the Tuber borchii, or whitish truffle, is found in Tuscany and Abruzzo. It is also found on the Istria peninsula in Croatia in the Motovun forest along the Mirna river, a village with a population of 900 people.
There are also found in Slovenia along the Dragonja and Rizana river, as well as in the Drome area in France.