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Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

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We have to hurry! This weekend I'm going!

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

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!

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

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👌🏼💕

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

Dangerous combination! Amazing food in Alba and great wine in Barolo!

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

Trattoria! That word that means so much to anyone who loves food ❤️

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

Vespa time

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

The old cathedral in the center is beautiful

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

Dreamy, heavenly, I want to move there 😄

Alba truffle season (almost over)🆘😭

The annual Mercato Del Tartufo (Truffle Market)