In the month of March eventually we enter in Spring and we welcome the coming sunny days. But March also take with itself one of the typical fruits of Fall: the truffle!
While the most important and precious truffle is the white one, the Tuber Magnumatum Pica (gathered in Fall and Winter), in fact, we must also remember is less famous brother, the tartufo marzuolo (March’s truffle) or bianchetto (Tuber borchii).
The bianchetto borns, like its brother, underground near the roots of diffent trees, like oaks, pines and poplars, and it’s sought with the help of specially trained dogs, while in older times were used mostly pigs.
Many villages in Tuscany organize festivals dedicated to this flavourful fruit of the season, so March is the ideal time to visit the Pisan hills while taking the chance to taste something new.