A truffle is an exotic fungus---a distant cousin of the wild mushroom. Unlike mushrooms, truffles develop entirely underground. Root systems of trees such as oak, pine and beech form the perfect milieu for truffles. When mature, truffles emit a mesmerizing aroma. The white truffle, however, is the most prized variety because of its over-the-top musky fragrance. Highly perfumed, it’s no wonder why this delicious white version of the edible was considered the “food of the Gods” by the ancient peoples.
To learn more about Truffles, Barolo and Barbaresco, join the 2012 tour to Piemonte where you’ll not only attend the enchanting Truffle Market but accompany a truffle hunter into the forests to hunt for the delicacy. http://www.wineknowstravel.com/