Scientific Name:
Tuber Brumale var.moschatum.
Where:
Campania, Molise, Abruzzo, Marche, Lazio, Umbria, Piemonte.
When:
December to March.
Features:
Peculiar flavor and aroma, appreciated by those who prefer unusual, spicy flavors.
Color:
Similar in appearance to the black winter truffle it differs in taste and color. The peridium (outside) is dark with small unnoticeable warts. The gleba (inside) is characterized by beige-brown tones with veining of a lighter color.
Aroma:
Very intense and persistent with musky notes.
Flavor:
Sharp, pungent with a slightly spicy touch and musky notes.
Habitat:
It grows in humus-rich soil from which it draws its fragrant aromas, in symbiosis with oak and hazel trees.
Extra:
Its Latin name “moschatum” refers to its peculiar aroma, “musky flavor” and the period of the year in which it is usually found “ brumale" meaning "winter".