Black Winter Truffle Season

There are many reasons to visit Italy: the architecture, the fashion, the beauty, and the food. Italy is the culinary home of the world, boasting some of the freshest ingredients, including truffles...

What are truffles?

Part of the fungus family, Truffles grow in the wild similarly to mushrooms; however, they grow underground in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of trees. Truffles grow between 5 to 30 centimeters underground, depending on the species and the season. Because of their elusive nature, truffles are hunted and harvested by specially trained breed of dogs, Lagotto Romangnolo, native to Italy and the only world renowned purebred recognized as the truffle searcher.

Hunt for the Black Diamond
Italian truffle hunting dogs

 Named after the Goddess of the hunt and the countryside, Diana is the canine companion of truffle hunters. They set out at the first light of day, in the golden hours of dawn, embarking on a journey to find the treasured Black Winter Truffle, also known as the Black Diamond. This species of truffle is typically harvested in the fall & winter months, between October through to January, and grow as deep as 12 inches underground.

Diana's finely tuned nose easily navigates the dense woods of majestic oak birches, guiding the truffle hunter's "zappino", a tool used to gently dig truffles from the soil. Once a truffle has been removed from the ground, it is up to the truffle hunter to fill the hole with the soil to ensure the spores remain in place and the oak's roots undisturbed for a fruitful truffle season the following year. 

Why Black Winter Truffle?
Two women washing Black Winter Truffles

Tuber Melanosporum, Black Winter Truffle, is one of the most valuable and sought after species of truffle due to its robust flavor and limited availability, due to its short harvest season.

This precious ingredient is also rich in bioavailable antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that is beneficial for health and skin. When used topically, the antioxidants in Black Winter Truffles not only protects skin from free radical and environmental damage, but also fortifies and repairs skin from previous damage to reveal a luminously healthy and rejuvenated complexion.

Truffle Therapy Skincare
Collection image of Truffle Therapy skincare

Our Truffle Therapy Collection is proudly and masterfully slow-crafted by our team in our hometown of Montecastrilli in Umbria. The luxurious and effacious skincare and body care formulas harness the antioxidant power of Black Winter Truffles with the active ingredient, Superoxide Dismutase. This active ingredient restores skin's natural radiance by reversing premature signs of aging due to free radical damage, including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and blemishes, by protecting skin from future damage, while allowing the complexion to heal and regenerate healthy skin cells.

Have you tried the original Black Winter Truffle skincare from the Truffle Therapy Collection? What are you favorite products to add to your skincare ritual?

 

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