Mainly found in Alba, Italy, the white truffle has evaded domestication for years.
We take a closer look at everything from abalone to white caviar from albino sturgeons.
You don't have to fly into Europe to get a taste of the prime specimens. These restaurants in Singapore stock truffles in spades.
A rare 850 gram white truffle was auctioned for 85,000 euros (S$132,270) in the Italian region of Alba yesterday, with the Hong Kong buyer paying nearly 30 times this year's market price for smaller nuggets.