A truffles mushroom also known as alba truffles is a rare, yet edible mushroom that is considered a delicacy in most parts of the world. Usually harvested in the wild, they are very expensive. A truffles mushroom is often confused with chocolate-covered truffles, which has no relation to mushroom truffles.
A truffles mushroom needs a climate with mild weather changes, truffles can grow in a limited number of places including France, Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia. They are also available in the United States, especially in states like Oregon and Washington, as well as many parts of the Middle East and North Africa. A truffles mushroom can grow approximately 1 foot (30 cm) underground among the roots of oak trees, elm trees, chestnut, pine, and willow trees where they create a symbiotic relationship with the environment around them.
There are many of different varieties of truffles that range in size from a walnut all the way up to an apple. A truffles mushroom is irregularly-shaped and sometimes smooth, but usually has bumpy or wrinkled caps.
A Truffles Mushroom Is Hard To Find
Hunting for a truffles mushroom is big business during the truffle season, which usually lasts from fall to spring. Every year, truffles mushroom hunters use specially-trained canines that find the buried truffles, they usually find them at night. A long time ago, female hogs or sows were used to hunt for the truffles mushroom, as the smelly odor that the truffles put off is very similar to that of a male hog. The sows are hard to hold back once the truffles mushroom is located, and would readily eat the expensive delicacy. For this reason most hunters looking for a truffles mushroom now use truffle dogs.
The taste of a truffles mushroom is often compared to garlic blended with an earthy or pungent, mushroom flavor. They are most often served rare and shaved onto foods like pasta, salads, or omelets. Often they are also served in light sauces, on fondue, or even on pizza.