Alba White Truffle, (Magnatum Pico), Fresh
The arrival of the Alba White truffle (tuber magnatum pico) is one of the most important times of year in the culinary calendar. Its high status as the ultimate luxury food is not unfounded as it offers an impeccable scent and flavour, incomparable to any other truffle variety. These truffles come from the Piedmont region of Italy and are famous for a strong aroma, delicious taste, and aphrodisiac qualities. For centuries people have travelled from near and far just to savour a little piece. From October until December the white truffle is harvested from its the hills of the Langhe south of Alba and from the Monferrato.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not ship truffles on Mondays as we receive them fresh from Italy on Tuesdays;
How to clean and keep fresh truffles
The truffles we deliver are so fresh, they may still have a fine covering of soil or sand from when they were first unearthed. Washing them under a cold tap for a few seconds, then drying them gently, won’t affect the truffle’s flavour.
We advise to consume our fresh truffles within 3 days of receiving.
Once they have been gently cleaned, wrap each truffle individually in a fresh sheet of kitchen paper towel. Place the wrapped truffles in a clean, airtight plastic or glass container, such as a flip-top jar with a tight seal.
Change the paper towel every morning and re-wrap the truffles. Put them back in their container and refrigerate, repeating the process until you are ready to use them.
We suggest keeping fresh truffles in the coolest part of the fridge, ideally at 1 to 2°C, but be careful not to freeze them!