MARZUOLO OR BIANCHETTO TRUFFLE

-Peridium

Smooth, light colored, variable from white-ocher to reddish.

 

-Gleba

Clear tending to tawny until brown, with few wide white veins.

 

-Shape

Variable: tendentially roundish when the truffle is grown in sandy soils, sometimes irregular with gibbous surface.

 

-Size

The size is variable from a pea to a tennis ball.

 

-Ripeness

From January to April.

 

-In the kitchen

The strong scent with garlic hints and the strong, lasting taste make it perfect for different dishes. It is important to avoid long-lasting baking.

 

-How to recognize it

Smooth peridium, light or reddish colors, small size, garlic scent and the growth during late winter-spring.