The truffle is the most sought after mushroom! Or rather the "fruit" of a mushroom, which has entered into symbiosis with certain trees, such as beeches, chestnuts or hazelnuts. This is why it is found exclusively in the forest. It can be black, white or gray. Traditionally, truffle seekers use truffle dogs, for their sense of smell… Or truffle pigs, which love them… Or even certain flies, which naturally deposit their eggs there.
France, Spain and Italy are the top 3 producers in the world. France does not produce enough and when we lack it, the truffles pass the Alps or the Pyrenees without problem.
The harvest of black truffles is done from November to March, the best being harvested in January and February if the frost does not disturb the harvest. A good quality truffle should be round and in one piece. It does not mature until after the first frost.