(November - December)
Considered to be the world's most exclusive truffle, it owes its prestige to the short time it is available. Unlike the Melanosporum, this truffle appears in the wild from the end of September to the end of November.
This variety of truffle mainly grows in Italy. Various traditions have emerged from its exquisiteness, such as for example the annual celebration of an international white truffle charity auction in the Grizane Cavour castle, near the city of Alba (Piedmont, Italy). Some of the most renowned cooks and gourmets strive to obtain the highly-prized gastronomic diamond.