Most Expensive Truffle In The World
Were you wondering which is the world’s most expensive truffle?
That’s why we are here, to give you the answer, and you might be surprised by it.
When I think about truffles I only imagine those chocolaty, sweet and delicious tiny desserts. We all know those are quite expensive, but not as expensive as the most high-priced truffle we are going to talk about.
And it doesn’t even look so delicious, to be honest.
But enough talking, and let’s see which is the most expensive truffle in the world and how much it costs!
No, it’s not what I expected either. When I imagined the most expensive truffle in the world I had in mind a fancy luxurious dessert, all covered in chocolate, maybe with some gold in it. You know, that kind of dessert rich people would eat.
But wrong. Apparently, the most expensive truffle in the world is a fungi version of truffles: the white truffle.
The truffles are considered to be the diamonds of the culinary world, that is the reason why the record for the most expensive truffle in the world goes to a 1.5 kg white truffle, which costed no less than $330.000.
The super pricey truffle was sold to the owner of Macau casino, Stanley Ho, in December 2007 at the outstanding price of $330.000 for just 1.5 kilograms.
The piece of truffle was originally found in a place close to Pisa, Italy, and is one of the biggest truffles found in decades.
Apparently Ho is a big fan of white truffles, because he beat his own record and purchased once again some super expensive truffles.
Ho paid the same amount of money ($330.000) at another auction in November 2010 for a pair of white truffles, one of them weighing almost a kilogram.
Also called the king of the fungi, truffles are quite hard to cultivate. And hard to find as well. This is what might explain their whooping prices.
But truffle market seems to be going really well lately:
“2013 is the best white truffle harvest we’ve had in the 21st century.”
Let’s now watch a video which tells us all about truffles.
This was the Most Expensive Truffle In The World!
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