Truffles & Fungi

Matsutake in US

Matsutake, The Spicy Mushroom

Matsutake is the common name for a highly sought mycorrhizal mushroom that grows in Asia, Europe, and North America. It is prized in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cuisine for its distinct spicy-aromatic odor.

White truffles

White truffle from Alba

The white truffle from Alba is the Tuber magnatum, or trifola d’Alba Madonna (“Truffle of the White Madonna” in Italian; Tuber Magnatum Pico or Alba truffle). You can find it in the Piedmont region in northern Italy.