A flavorful fungus that grows underground near the roots of oak or beech trees and are harvested by pigs. Truffles can be shaved with a special tool onto pasta.
Black Truffles are a fungi that grow near the roots of trees. This prized fungus has a round, irregular shape with a thick, rough, wrinkled skin that is very dark brown in color. The black truffles that come from Italy and France are the most desirable of the almost 70 varieties of truffles available. They can be found in specialty stores and are used in a wide range of cooked dishes.
White truffles are summer truffles and have a more mild taste than the black ones.