Black truffle Norcia and Spoleto

The black truffle Norcia and Spoleto

Tuber Melanosporum Vitt in Italy it is commonly called prized black truffle or black truffle of Norcia and Spoleto.

Tuber Melanosporum Vitt

Dimensions
Generally they range between that of a walnut to that of an orange.

Shape
Roundish or irregular if it developed in rocky terrain.

Peridium
Brown, almost black ebony, with rust-colored spots with warts more or less prominent.

Internal
In the period of its formation is an imperceptible point in white, then turns gray-brownish and during maturation violet black matte.

Scent
Aromatic, delicate pleasant.

Flavor
Exquisite, is not altered by cooking.

Maturation
From mid-Novembe/December to February/March.

Ground
Calcareous-gravelly, permeable develops to a depth of 5-10 and 25-30 cm.

Environment
Preferably facing south and west under isolated trees or in sparse forests to allow the lighting, ventilation and heating from the sun.

Plants
Oak and hazel.

Growth zone
Italy, especially in Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Piedmont.
France, in the Périgord, where it is well known and is great space in the kitchen; in Italy it is less used.