Umbria is a huge truffle patch. It produces various types of truffles and among them the precious black truffle and "scorzone" summer black truffle. Our truffles can be bought fresh, directly in our store upon reservation.
The Umbrian black truffles of Spoleto (Tuber Melanosporum Vittadini) is the prevailing quality. It ripens from November to March, and its distribution area covers Spoleto hills, Martani mountains, the mountains of Perigord. The French import also them when their product is not enough to satisfy market demand abroad. "Its size can vary from that of a walnut to an apple or an orange. The skin is blackish or full black but, though rough, is not as rough as the other species with black skin. Its pulp, this is the safer distinctive feature, is purplish-black, crossed by thin veins of white that at the sides turn brown/red. This species is present in soils or limestone, pebbles, tend to dry, at an altitude ranging from 250-300 meters up to 900-1000." The smaller types of truffle are summer truffles (or scorzone and white) which are abundant but are less suitable for consumption as others may be used for items such as truffle oil, pasta, cream, the Patè , cheeses, liqueurs.