Now that summer vacations are over, it is time for people to think about more special trips, involving the tastiest fungi of them all: truffle. Depending on the distance that you are willing to travel, you can be sure that there are some destinations that you could visit.
This place is known by truffle lovers especially because three kinds of black fungi are harvested here all year long. Over 3,000 people come here every year hoping to find white truffle. This is the place where the largest truffle was found back in 1999. The programs that you can attend include truffle hunting.
White truffles are also known as trifolad’Alba and this is something that this region is famous for. The harvest season culminates in the White Truffle Festival. In case you would like to do some truffle tasting, you may want to consider the programs offered by the Hotel Principe di Savoia.
If white truffle isn’t your favorite, you should try the Tuscan truffle. Forcoli is a small town near Pisa and here the Savini family has been hand picking the delicacies and preparing rich honey with truffles and black truffles for decades. This family is known for having sold the most expensive truffles.
The location is also known as the Napa Valley of France. The southeastern part is known for producing one of the best black truffles. The fungi are harvested during fall and winter and it is sold at the markets. While a part of the production is intended to be sold in the country, the rest is put up for export.
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In case you would like to prepare some dishes using truffle, you should take a trip to the Richerenches Truffle Market, which is the largest of this kind. It might also be a good idea to take a truffle cooking class to know how to handle these precious fungi.
A little while ago Eugene has been proclaimed the truffle capital of the world. The Oregon Truffle Festival is held here every year which is the only festival of this kind in the country. Here you can find black and white truffles, harvested from Willamette Valley.
Truffle loving people ought to check out as many of these places as they can to decide for themselves which are the best for having or even buying some truffles.