Truffle is a growth in the wild edible fungi underground. Often called the “diamond of the culinary world”, a truffle is a rare, edible mushroom that is considered to be a delicacy due to its intense aroma and characteristic flavor. Truffle itself doesn’t have a particular taste, but it exudes a special smell, and there are many people obsessed with that.
Truffles’ value vary depending on their rarity and specific aromatic qualities. Two of the most notable types of truffles are French-made truffle (Tuber melanosporum Vitt.) and Italy’s white truffles (Tuber magnatum Pico).
Black truffle in Europe is called “kitchen black diamond”, with caviar, foie gras, belongs to “the world’s top three fine dishes.” Truffles are best fresh and are to be enjoyed within a couple of days of being unearthed, as their scent and flavor are lost quickly.