From now on, we can supply the certified white truffle of Alba, an initiative aimed at protecting and certifying the Tuber Magnatum Pico brand.
In Piedmont, white truffles grow in a region that includes the Langhe, Monferatto and some parts of Alessandria. The white truffle of Alba (tartufo bianco di Alba) is characterized by its irregular shape, due to the hardness and unevenness of the soil in which it grows. This type of truffle is yellow-green in color and smooth to the touch. The interior color varies from white to yellowish-grey, with thin white veins.
Due to the unique and intense aroma of the white truffle, it should be served raw on rice, pasta, meat and eggs. A National Truffle Fair is held in Alba, the center of truffle production, every October and November. The fair is the ideal place for people to learn more about this precious truffle. Food lovers and international chefs come to Alba for the famous truffle auction, of which all proceeds go to charity.