Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭
We have to hurry! This weekend I'm going!
Like all other produce, truffles come in and out of season. There are three varieties of truffle that are staples in the walk-ins of the top kitchens: the white truffle from Alba (tartufo bianco di Alba), the winter truffle (truffe d'hiver or truffe noir du Périgord) and the summer truffle (truffe d 'été or truffe de la Saint-Jean). Each is harvested at different times of the year; however, to meet demands throughout the year, purveyors freeze or jar the winter ones in mid January when they're at their peak.
White truffles, or Tartufo as we call it in Italy is never jarred or frozen. The good ones are "sniffed" out by dogs (and sometimes pigs) from late September to the end of November! That's it!
The town of Alba is pretty and that whiff of truffles you get when you walk past the market or the restaurants is quite unique👌🏼💕
Dangerous combination! Amazing food in Alba and great wine in Barolo!
Trattoria! That word that means so much to anyone who loves food ❤️
The old cathedral in the center is beautiful
Dreamy, heavenly, I want to move there 😄
The annual Mercato Del Tartufo (Truffle Market)