The mountains and forests of Valtiberina are generous custodians of tastes and delicious products, among which the truffle and porcini mushrooms particularlystand out. The wide valley is an area particularly rich in truffles which, depending on the species and quality, you can find nearly all year around. The “search” for truffles still constitutes a traditional and profound activity, rooted in the territory.
Without doubt, the best season for truffles is autumn, because in this period you can find the prestigious white truffle, or Tuber Magnatum Pico. From spring until the end of November, you can find the Scorzone, or Tuber Aestivum Vitt, recognisable for the clear colour and subtle smell, whilst springtime is ideal for the Bianchetto, or Marzuolo.
Truffles are skilfully used in the preparation of first and second courses: the white truffle is eaten fresh as it is not suitable for cooking because it loses part of its sensory qualities. Black truffles, on the other hand, are good fresh as well as cooked.