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White Truffle

The Municipality of Piana Crixia is one of the main producers of White Truffle.
The white truffle is spherical, with so many depressions on the rind which make it irregular. Despite this, the external surface is smooth and slightly velvety. The color varies from the pale ochre to dark cream, and in some cases it becomes greenish. The pulp is unmistakable, white and yellow-greyish with thin white venation. It has a pleasant aromatic fragrance which is different from all the other species. It lives in symbiosis with oaks, limetrees, poplars, and willows, and it rarely can be found together with other truffles. The white truffle needs particular ground and weather conditions to grow: the ground must be soft and wet most of the year, and rich in calcium with a good ventilation. All these features make the white truffle the rarest and most precious species. The harvest goes from September to December.

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