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TRUFFLE: Taste Trips – Alba / Barbaresco / Alba

Departure from Alba, capital of the White Truffle and back. A relatively short route, less than 10 kilometers but that we will stretch slightly to visit also two other countries, Treiso and Neive, of the small area of origin of Barbaresco Docg.

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A famous Italian restaurateur answered the question this way: “In memories”. The precious Truffle should in fact be consumed immediately, just after the harvest so that it can be enjoyed in full of its aroma and its incredible taste. We actually buy the Truffle and cook it a few days later in the worst case scenario. Let’s see how to keep it.

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TRUFFLE: Truffle Dogs

Without the help of an animal “digger” it is almost impossible for man to get truffles. So always, the dogs, have been trained to recover the fungus, without swallowing or bite it but delivering it to the “conductor”.

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TRUFFLE: Territory, Climate, Trees.

The truffle is complicated, not simple. To be born requires special conditions that include the composition of the land, the climate, the trees. This precious tuber is born from the perfect union of these conditions.

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TRUFFLE: The main species

In the world, the mushroom species currently classified as Tuber are about sixty, 25 of which are present in Italy. Only nine, however, are considered edible and are the most commonly traded.

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