We know our products from their origin; for this we can certify the entire supply chain; from collection to sale in the Boutique. Our raw materials come from controlled areas of the Val Tiberina up to the Upper Casentino in the province of Arezzo; our collection areas also include the province of Siena, in particular the Crete Senesi and the Valdelsa.
The truffle is the Jewel of our woods, and let’s face it, of our tables; it is certainly one of the finest products that come from nature and not from the animal world.
Raise your hand to those who, at least once a year, do not want to indulge in its intense aroma and taste it in a traditional dish or, why not, try a culinary “gamble”.
There are some things, however, that perhaps not everyone knows about the world of truffles, starting with the fact that despite the fact that in many medieval paintings you can see characters walking through the woods with a pig on a leash, for some time now to look for truffles with pig or wild boar is forbidden!
Furthermore, always by law, to go in search of the precious underground mushroom with the trained dog it is necessary to pass an exam and obtain the authorization to harvest.
At this point, let’s learn a little more about the truffle to be more prepared in the purchase phase.
The truffle has an external part, let’s say a peel, called Perìdio and the internal pulp called Gleba.
The shape and color of the Peridium and the color of the gleba differ from type to type of truffle; another curiosity: truffles are not only “black and white”, but are mainly diversified in:
All are naturally used in the kitchen, the summer or scorzone, of less valuable quality and lower cost, is used mostly for the preparation of both homemade and purchased sauces; therefore read the label carefully when buying a ready-made product, or ask our Francesco for advice.
The truffle is an environmental sentinel: if there is this symbiont in a land, it means that there are no pesticides, that the land is uncontaminated. The truffle does not survive the herbicides!
Our fresh products have the organic certification. Something more for you!
How do you keep a fresh truffle? For those who manage not to finish it immediately !, wrap it in a cloth or in dry paper, which will be changed once a day and close it in a glass jar. put everything in the refrigerator for a maximum of 10/15 days.