Research and species

Truffle search tools

Truffle search tools are essentially three: dog, small spade (or “sapin“) and extensive knowledge of the territory.

The first two are “physical tools”, while the third one is linked to tradition and the knowledge transferring from generation to generation.

Truffle species

Hundreds of truffle species are in existence today, where ongoing scientific researches are examining them about their edibility properties.
In Italy there are dozens of species; the old law (still in force today despite not respecting European regulations), allows the commercialization of 9 species.

In Pedemontis we cultivate 4 species:

  • Tuber magnatum Pico
  • Tuber aestivum Vitt.
  • Tuber melanosporum
  • Tuber Borchi