Tuber Mesentericum

black winter truffle


A species that until recently was exclusively collected at Bagnoli, Italy and where it is very popular. Nowadays t. mesentericum is a relatively common variety in Greece as well.

When collected this truffle gives a sharp and acute smell, thought it wears off once cooked or even slightly heated.

The migrant quantities are exclusively collected from the wild forests.

Commercial value: Relatively unstable due to its recent commercial demand.

Fructification: September - February