IT IS CLAIMED THAT ITALY HAS THE FINEST SELECTION OF WHITE AND BLACK TRUFFLES IN THE WORLD...
And for Italians, hunting and gathering the fruits of the earth is in the blood. Records show that truffles were being gathered in Italy as far back as the 14th century, and the image of the truffle hunter setting-off at night with his faithful dog to looking for these diamonds of the earth is one of the country's most enduring images.
The truffle business is like no other. Because of the rarity and high intrinsic value of fresh truffles, great care must be taken when choosing and entering into relationships with truffle hunters and suppliers.
It is also thought by many that truffle hunting is a very lucrative and secretive business. However this is not always the case. Many truffle hunters are very ordinary people leading very normal daily lives, and consider truffle hunting as an enjoyable hobby, lured by the chase of finding that miracle of nature in the company of their faithful friend.
I have taken the time to visit all the fresh truffle suppliers that I deal with and can personally guarantee their integrity for this rare and much sought after of all food ingredients.