The word “Truffle” is acquired from the Latin word “tuber” which means outgrowth. Truffles, also known as diamonds of gourmet food, have been discovered in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America, and the most well-known Truffles are located in France, known for its Black Truffle (See What is Tuber Melanosporum?), or the Perigord Truffle and Italy, known for its White Truffle, also called the Piedmont or Alba Truffle.
While there are nearly sixty types of Truffles, only a few have value in the culinary world. While Winter and Summer Black Truffles are from various varieties of fungi, Winter and Summer White Truffles are from the very same fungus, just gathered during various periods of the year.