Fresh truffles are one of the most sought-after culinary delicacies in the world, with an out-of-this world flavor that can’t be imitated. Thanks to our close partnership with Tartuflanghe, Italy’s leading family-owned truffle business, this year we’re so excited to be able to offer fresh truffles directly from northern Italy. These exquisite culinary gems are the most prized delicacy in the Piemonte region, especially around the hillside town of Alba. Thick with oak, hazelnut, and chestnut trees, the lush forests outside Alba provide the perfect ecosystem for the fragrant mushrooms to thrive among the roots. With their faithful dog companions, truffle hunters (trifulao in Italian) walk the forest trails every autumn in search of this unique treasure.
In Alba, the start of the truffle harvest season is cause for celebration. The city hosts a major festival dedicated to the delicacy, and local restaurants serve handmade tagliolini tossed with butter and flurries of shaved truffle, a simple dish that allows the fragrant fungi to shine. Alba truffles are prized the world over for their size, fragrance, and consistent high quality. Now, we’re bringing the festival directly to your door with an exclusive drop of just-harvested truffles from Alba.