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Spring/Bianchetto

(Tuber borchii Vitt.) Available January to April

Spring-BianchettoAlso known as spring truffles, Bianchetto is Italian for 'the little white' due to their creamy, yellowish colouring but can turn a light, tawny brown when fully mature. Inside they are a darker, chocolate coloured brown with white veins.

This truffle offers a much stronger flavour of wild garlic compared to the white winter truffle, but they offer also a subtle hint of porcini mushrooms.

They are found far more commonly than the Alba and thus provide a less expensive substitute. Excellent in risotto and fresh egg pasta, beef & pork, any kind of stew, amazing if paired with honey and cheese and we have even made them into a stunning ice cream too!

 

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