Tuber melanosporum Vittadini is so technically defined the unmistakable fruiting body more known as NORCIA black truffle or simply as a prized black truffle. By order the most valuable of all truffles. The technical word deriving from tuber is somewhat misleading because it is not a tuber but a hypogeum fungus that is born and grows underground in symbiosis with broad-leaved trees, especially with downy oak and holm oak, but also black hornbeam and hazel. Which characteristics make it inimitable in its intense but delicate fragrance at the time. Quarry period and availability: from December 1st to March 15th.
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