The precious Black Winter Truffle is one of the most demanded products: its flavour is unmistakable and its aroma distinct and pungent. You can find them between December and February and they are considered to have the most earthy flavour, which make them the most demanded in haute cuisine recipes. Try it on your appetisers or to complete your pasta and red meat recipes.
This truffle is also known as Black Truffle from Norcia or Black Truffle from Spoleto because it mainly grows in these areas as well as in Umbria in general.The Black Truffle from Norcia grows in hilly and mountainous areas, in forests composed of hazelnuts, oaks, holm oaks, hornbeams and olive trees, where the soil is well lit, drained, calcareous and sometimes rubbly.
The black Winter truffle grows in areas where vegetation is scarce and the grass is sparse under the trees due to dense tangles of filaments that intersect each other.