Tuber Aestivum, also known as summer truffle connects with roots of several trees: oak, beech, poplar, hazel, pine and linden. Dark on the outside and with a pronounced pyramidal bark, its main difference from the Tuber Melanosporum lies on the inside, which is cream-coloured with hazel tones. Discover Tuber Aestivum
THE PATH TO BECOMING THE KING OF TRUFFLES - Welcome to my world!
On November 02nd 1999 Giancarlo Zigante together with his dog Diana found a tuber weighing 1.310 grams in the Motovun forest near Livade
Since that moment not one night went by that Giancarlo, before falling asleep, did not think about the event which turned his life upside down. To be honest, Giancarlo never sold that record white truffle, so later he could not boast about having earned millions from it. Moreover, he served that truffle cut in slices at a dinner for hundred invited guests during which he boasted in public with the size of his record tuber which Guinness perpetuated in its book of various accomplishments. The permanent remembrance of that capital catch is evoked by a bronze mould of the record truffle at the entrance in Giancarlo’s restaurant Zigante in Livade. The legendary Monty Pyhon star Micheal Palin, while shooting his travelogue series “New Europe”, named the truffle replica an “inflated brain”.