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White truffle prices down this year--bumper crop

by Jenise » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:19 am

"Due to heavy rainfall this year, Northern Italy is producing a bumper crop of white truffles, resulting in lower prices for the fancy fungi. A kilo of fresh white truffles is selling for between €2,000 to €2,500 (around $1,030 to $1,286 per pound) in Italy, which is roughly half the price of last year’s crop. “If we can’t find any truffles, then a high price isn’t much use to anybody,” Maurizio Grazioso, an Italian truffle hunter tells the Wall Street Journal. “And we want the truffle to be available to everybody, not just the elite.” Restaurants are expected to pass along the savings to customers: Del Posto, one of several Manhattan restaurants that Mario Batali is divesting from, is offering a 10 gram supplement for $190 this year, compared to $240 last year."
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Re: White truffles prices down this year--bumper crop

by Jeff Grossman » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:43 am

I can find $145/oz.
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Re: White truffles prices down this year--bumper crop

by Dale Williams » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:05 pm

Regalis?
We had a truffle dinner last night, but Regalis incoming was delayed, but our truffle wrangler got 5 oz at wholesale, then got rest at Urbani.
Quality seemed quite good (which is the "vintage" rep)
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Re: White truffles prices down this year--bumper crop

by wnissen » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:16 pm

That must explain why the local Italian restaurant had some this year. I think it was $10 a gram. My first time having white truffles, it was good but not mind-blowing. Do I lose my culinary certification if I say I like white "truffle" oil better?
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