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The white winter truffle season begins in October and it last till the end of December.
The white truffle (tuber magnatum) is the most precious truffle on Earth. It has a remarkable commercial role in many high end recipes and restaurants. The White Winter truffle, is commonly know as “Alba truffle” or “Acqualagna truffle”
Harvest period beginning of September until end of December. Truffles are formed naturally in the ground therefore each truffle may vary slightly in size and color. Very easy to use, just shave the fresh white truffle on a risotto, eggs or pasta.
How to use White Truffles
The skins for truffles can also be used for preparing sauces. White truffles are widely used for cooking food because of their distinctive aroma. They also add a sweet and unique flavor. You can either choose to grate or peel them. The peels also have a unique flavor that you can be great for scrambled eggs. They should be eaten with simple food such as meat dishes, eggs, and rice, pasta or mixed with salads.
Fresh Italian white truffles are best enjoyed immediately as you get your hands on them, but they can be stored for later use. Given how valuable fresh truffles are especially Italian white truffles and Perigord truffles, properly preserving them is worth the effort.
Store using a Fridge
A great way to store white truffles is in the fridge. Use kitchen paper towel or cotton cloth as an alternative to cover them. It is always advisable to change the paper and make sure it remains dry at least once a day since it absorbs the truffle's humidity.
Store using a Freezer
Now if you're looking to preserve your fresh white truffles from 5-10 months, get them freezing in the freezer. First and foremost, your truffles need to be without dirt, so begin by thorough washing and drying them. Once done, cover each truffle in metal foil, place them inside a ziplock bag, and then preserve in the freezer. Note that storing white truffles using this method will them last a bit longer; however, the aroma will continue to decline.
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