The White truffle or Alba Truffle comes from northern Italy and, most famously, in the countryside around the city of Alba (although it is also found in Croatia). The color is pale cream or brown with white marbling. Like the French black truffles, Italian white truffles are quite sought after. The white truffle market in Alba is busiest in the months of October and November but started a bit earlier this year. The Alba truffles sell between $2,200 and $3,000 US per pound. Truffle hogs were historically used in Europe to help route out these delicacies. However, more recently, dogs have become preferred for truffle hunting since they can be trained not to eat truffles when they find them. Our Scottish Terrier would not be a good Truffle hound because he would eat every one!

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