The truffle, this underground mushroom with the intense aroma, has fanatical supporters and “enemies”, as its intensity tends to cover the flavors of a dish. Truffle lovers recognize its aroma in every dish and many choose to use truffle oil or other truffle products at almost every meal.
There are about 80 varieties in the world that thrive in the wild, with 7 of them being cultivated.
Why is truffle sought after?
The gastronomic, but also the nutritional value of the truffle, make it sought after all over the world. We find it in well-kept restaurant dishes with the demand constantly increasing. This increased demand, combined with the small quantities available on the market, make its price particularly high.
The truffle is an excellent delicacy, while a small amount is enough to turn a simple recipe into an incredible delicacy. The fact of its rich biological value makes it useful for medicinal and therapeutic purposes, while it is considered to have important aphrodisiac properties.