The Tuber albidum or Tuber borchii, commonly known as "Bianchetto" or "Marzolo", has a hearty adaptability to soils and climatic conditions. For this reason it is found on coasts in sandy or very sandy soils, as well as in calcareous-marnoso or calcareous-clay soils up to over 1000 m. of altitude, in areas with a Mediterranean or continental climate.
Tuber albidum possesses some unique characteristics: it has a rather strong alliaceous aroma; it ‘blooms’ from January to April; its dimensions are visibly inferior to those of Tuber magnatum; and its area of production extends from Sicily to south Finland, including England, and inside the borders of the temperate climatic zone.
To appreciate THE BIANCHETTO in all of its delicacy, it could be added even to the simplest dishes of our table: excellent on white butter rice, or on canapés, simply spread butter or mascarpone and grate some white truffle on. Delicious on “veal scaloppine”, or even on simple tagliolini, in any way you present them, enriched by a generous grated truffle. Heavenly good is also a Bianchetto truffle’s omelette.
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Country of Origin Italy