Tartufo bianco pregiato, also known as white truffle, is a highly prized delicacy found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This rare and aromatic fungus is mainly harvested in the towns and communes of Bologna, Modena, and Forlì-Cesena. It can be found in various stores and shops in these areas, such as Tartufi Morra in Bologna and Tartufi & Friends in Modena.

One popular recipe that showcases the exquisite flavor of tartufo bianco pregiato is Tagliolini al Tartufo Bianco. This dish consists of fresh pasta, typically tagliolini, tossed in a butter and Parmesan cheese sauce, and generously topped with shaved white truffle. Another delicious recipe is Risotto al Tartufo Bianco, where the truffle is grated and added to a creamy risotto, enhancing its earthy and luxurious taste.

Tartufo bianco pregiato has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for this recognition include the truffle being harvested in specific areas, such as the hills of Bologna, Modena, and Forlì-Cesena, and being of the Tuber magnatum Pico variety. It must also meet certain size and weight requirements.

Sources:
– “Tartufo Bianco Pregiato” – Tartufi Morra (tartufimorra.com)
– “Tartufo Bianco Pregiato” – Tartufi & Friends (tartufiandfriends.it)
– “Tagliolini al Tartufo Bianco” – Giallo Zafferano (giallozafferano.it)
– “Risotto al Tartufo Bianco” – La Cucina Italiana (lacucinaitaliana.it)
– “PAT – Tartufo Bianco Pregiato” – Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali (politicheagricole.it)