Fresh Alba White Italian Truffles
White "Alba" Truffles (Tuber magnatum) are found in Northern Italy and are harvested in the fall and early winter. Italian White truffles come from these principal regions: Piemonte, Toscana, Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Molise.
White Truffles have a golden exterior with delicate tan or cream colored flesh and a strong musky and slightly garlicky aroma. They are almost never cooked but are usually consumed fresh, typically by being shaved into paper-thin slices over pasta, risotto or salad.
Store fresh truffles in the refrigerator submerged in a container of uncooked rice or wrapped loosely in paper towels. Fresh truffles are best when used within a week or less after they arrive.