Price per gram: € 3,90
The highly prized white truffle, scientific name Tuber Magnatum Pico, is considered to be the truffle par excellence because of its noteworthy commercial importance.
It is also known as the Truffle of Alba or of Piedmont because it is particularly abundant in this region but it is also found, to a much lesser extent, in some areas of Central Italy and in the South of France.
It takes it name from Alba but is present all over Piedmont in the Monferrato, Langhe and Roero districts and partly on the hills of Turin.
Weights: from 20 grams up.
Recommended quantity: 5 – 10 grams per person and per course.
The fresh truffles are shipped via express courier, in specific packages that guarantee the product’s integrity right up to delivery.
NB: as fresh products, truffles are subject to natural weight loss during delivery.
Delivery times may vary between 2 – 3 working days. To ensure proper product storage, shipments are made on the following days of the week: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- EU area (excluding Malta and Cyprus) –> UPS Express Saver or DHL
- Extra EU area –> the goods are delivered to MBE who will process the order by selecting a carrier and following the regulations in force
With ShopLanghe you bring on the table the scent and flavor of the White Truffle of Alba just gathered.
The products are always shipped fresh in specific packages that retain the organoleptic characteristics for the whole trip.
Variety: Tuber Magnatum Pico.
Weighs: from around 20 grams up.
Appearance: it has a globular, sometimes lobate shape with brown-black rind and tightly-spaced warts with a depression at their summit and lengthwise grooves.
Color: its color varies from pale ochre or dark cream to greenish. The flesh or gleba is unmistakable and is white or greyish yellow with thin white veins.
Scent: its pleasantly fragrant aroma, different from the garlicky flavor of the other truffles, makes it unique.
It lives in symbiosis with oaks, limes, poplars and willows and is seldom found together with other truffles.
To grow and develop, the white truffle needs particular types of soil and equally particular climatic conditions: the soil must be soft and humid for most of the year and it must be rich in calcium and well ventilated.
Obviously, not all soils are able to guarantee these characteristics and it is these environmental factors that make the white truffle a rare and highly-prized fruit of the earth.
Gathering: from September to December.
Minimum order: 50 grams.
Shipment: Express Courier.
Packaging: specific packages that guarantee the product’s integrity right up to delivery.
Delivery times: vary between 2 – 3 working days. Goods will be shipped only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Shipping in Italy: if you buy truffles and 2 or more bottles of different producers, for a minimum total of 6 bottles, optimize your shipping costs with 2 different orders. The shipment of 6 bottles is free of charge throughout Italy, but cannot be associated with the purchase of truffles.
Use & Preservation
Cleaning: before eating, it is advisable to clean the truffles with a wet brush (a toothbrush will do) to remove any soil residues. If possible, avoid washing with water.
Recommended quantity: 5-10 grams per person and per course. Chefs in restaurants normally use 5 grams per person. 10 grams are considered a generous serving.
Optimal preservation: remove the truffles from their original packaging and preserve them in an airtight jar, in the vegetable compartment of your refrigerator. Wrap them in kitchen paper and replaced it every day. You can also fill the jar with rice and cook it once eaten the truffle.
To be consumed before: 3 – 5 days from the delivery day.
Shipping & Delivery
Delivery within 24 – 48 h from order processing.
Shipments are made on the following days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Truffles are shipped in special polystyrene containers containing synthetic ice. In this way the goods remain fresh during transport, up to a maximum of 72 hours.
The available payment methods are credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.
By choosing credit card, the payment is immediate and safe. It occurs through a secure connection that protects your data, which is encrypted during the transaction.
Also the PayPal option is immediate. In this case, if you have a PayPal account, your card details remain hidden. The system redirects you to the PayPal site, where you will be asked to log in directly with your credentials (email and password).
By choosing the bank transfer you end up having longer processing times for we must make sure that we have received the payment, before shipping the goods. This payment method is also safe, but if you are in a hurry to receive your products we recommend choosing an alternative payment method.