Why are truffles so expensive, and are black or white the best? The pungent foodie fungi is only found in a few lucky countries – but Italian truffles remain the most coveted and costly

Good Eating

  • While black truffles are grown in Australia, China and across Europe – including France, Romania and Bulgaria – white truffles are still only found in Italy and Serbia
  • Black truffles are available in two seasons – known as winter truffles and summer truffles – but is it really worth paying up to 10 times more for the rarer white breed?