White Truffles are used in dishes by gourmet cooks. They are very expensive however widely sought after more for their intense aroma than taste. One popular type of truffle that chefs around the world prefer is the winter white truffle also known as the “Piedmont Truffle” or “White Truffle from Alba”.
Some people also refer The Winter White Truffle as the “Italian White Truffle”. This truffle predominately originates from Italy and is not considered to be the species of fungi. The other difference that is has from the summer white truffle is that it is harvested during winter and not in summer like its counterpart.
This truffle has a kind of garlic flavour that reminds you of shallots. The truffle also has a musky aroma that is intensely earthy too. The winter white truffles that are fresh are not very white in colour. They have a yellowish hue with an exterior that is smooth. When compared to black truffles there is one disadvantage and that is despite having an intense aroma this truffle tends to fade quick. Black truffles though being more subtle do not have this issue. They are preferred by some chefs for the reason of their longevity over their black truffle siblings.