Collection: TRUFFLES

Truffles are one of the most rare, sought after and expensive culinary delicacies in the world. Throughout history, they have resisted attempts at systematic cultivation and are searched out by truffle hunters and their trusty trained dogs, near the roots of special trees in secretly guarded forested locations in Europe and elsewhere. Truffle hunting dogs have been trained to detect the pungent scent of the truffle.

The truffle itself is a type of mushroom which grows entirely underground.  It is part of the larger taxonomical genus of “tubers”.  Truffles rely upon animals which eat them to reproduce. These animals ingest the flesh of the truffle and distribute the truffle spores. Truffles have a unique, symbiotic, relationship with the roots of their “host” trees, such as the oak and hazelnut tree. The truffle and its host tree create a nutrient exchange with one another which allows both to grow.

The truffle takes necessary sugars from the roots of its nearby host tree—sugars which it cannot obtain by itself because it does not undergo photosynthesis. Likewise, the host tree obtains necessary nutrients from the soil through the truffle.
Truffles are rich in proteins and minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium.  They are a wonderful “health-food,” and a source of various important nutrients.

Truffles prefer to grow in temperate climates and in soils high in clay and/or calcium content.
Their gestation period varies between 5 and 8 weeks, depending upon the type of truffle. Also, the shape and size and flavour of each truffle varies as per the species of truffle and the particular environment within which each truffle grows.  They grow during various periods of the year, depending upon the type of truffle and the region in which they grow.

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  • White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Extra virgin olive oil with white truffle. Origin: Istra, Slovenia.
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  • Asparagus Cream With Black Truffles
    Gourmet truffle product - asparagus cream with black truffles. Glass jar, 80g.
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  • Honey with White Truffles
    Flower honey with white truffles. Glass jar 120 g. Origin: Istra, Slovenia.
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  • Sea Salt With Black Truffle
    Adriatic sea salt with black truffle, glass jar 100 g. Region of origin: Istra, Slovenia.
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  • Sliced Black Truffle
    Sliced black truffle, glass jar 80g. Region of origin: Istra, Slovenia.
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  • White Truffle Cream
    White truffle cream sauce Tartufata. Glass jar, 80 g. Region of origin: Istra, Slovenia.
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  • Truffle Sauce Tartufata Gourmet
    Premium truffle sauce Tartufata Gourmet. Glass jar, 80 g. Region of origin: Istra, Slovenia.
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    €15,75
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  • Truffle Sauce Tartufata
    Truffle Sauce Tartufata. Glass jar, 80 g. Region of origin: Istra, Slovenia.
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