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Why does the truffle smell?

Why does the truffle smell?

Why does the truffle smell?

Truffles give off their scent when they are fully ripe: they try to attract animals (dogs, foxes, pigs) to eat them and help spread the spores in the soil.


Here is an organoleptic sheet of the most popular truffle scents:

WHITE TRUFFLE (Tuber magnatum Pico)

  • Wet ground
  • Mushrooms
  • Wild garlic
  • Hay – Honey

 
FINE BLACK TRUFFLE (Tuber melanosporum Vitt.)

  • Red Port Wine – Marsala Wine
  • Spicy
  • Raisins
  • Garlic

 
SUMMER TRUFFLE (Tuber aestivum Vitt.)

  • Undergrowth
  • Green grass cut
  • Hazelnut
  • Fruity