Monday, January 3, 2011

The wait is over! More knowledge about truffles!

So when is it truffle season? For Burgundy truffles the season begins in July/August and continues into December. The black winter truffle season begins in December and continues through the following March while the white truffle season in Italy ranges from August to January.

What's the average size of truffles? They generally weigh between 30 to 60 grams. The biggest truffle found to date was 364 grams in the Alpes-Maritimes.

Truffle prices very greatly depending on the season. The later in the season the more aromatic the truffles are and they are more valuable than the ones from earlier seasons. Truffle prices very from year to year depending on the availability of truffles. When they are scarce, the price of truffles can be double the amount of the preceding year.


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