A Taste to Remember
Beyond any doubt, truffles are gastronomical jewels. Their star status amongst the mushrooms they first of all owe to their unique, exquisite taste and aroma and the fact that they are so rare and difficult to collect. Also do not forget, throughout the recorded history, truffles have been treasured as a potent aphrodisiac!
In order to preserve the natural cycles and truffle habitat, it is necessary to conscientiously and responsibly handle the sites of this treasure and allow the undisturbed and sustainable continuation of mycorrhization. The Mirna river valley is the biggest site of Istrian white truffle. Truffles could be found under leaves, sometimes up to half a meter under the ground surface or in root systems of certain kinds of host trees. The most common are oak, beech, hazelnut, willow, poplar and hornbeam trees.
Istrian white truffle is one of the most highly prized truffles in the world. In recent times also the black truffle has become more attractive to the gourmands and good food lovers.