Tartufo bianco (Tuber magnatum), Trifula bianca

Tartufo bianco, also known as Tuber magnatum or Trifula bianca, is a highly prized white truffle that is found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This rare and luxurious ingredient can be found in various towns and communes in the region, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma. It is often sold in specialty stores, gourmet food shops, and local markets in these areas.

One popular recipe that features tartufo bianco is Tagliolini al Tartufo, a simple yet decadent pasta dish that showcases the truffle’s unique flavor. Another classic recipe is Risotto al Tartufo, a creamy and indulgent rice dish that allows the delicate aroma of the truffle to shine.

Tartufo bianco has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, which ensures that it meets specific criteria and is produced in a specific geographical area. The specifications for tartufo bianco include being harvested in the wild, having a unique aroma and flavor, and being free from any chemical treatments.

Sources:
– www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it
– www.italia.it