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Nero Norcia Truffle Fair
From: 2014.02.25 To: 2014.03.04
Nero Norcia is one of Italy’s most important black truffle markets. As well as stands selling black truffles a number of gastronomic events and demonstrations are held throughout the fair including guided tastings of wines, salamis and cheeses. The festival is held every year over two weekends at the end of February, but ONLY on weekends. Norcians are particularly proud of their black winter truffles and look forward to showing off their famous produce to an international audience each year. Although in general black truffles are not as highly prized as white truffles by most gourmets, they are none the less delicious and are commonly served shaved on top of pasta dishes or risottos. Black winter truffles grow in the surrounding countryside of Norcia beneath oak and walnut trees, and the black truffle season runs from December 1st to March 15th.