Truffles are often referred to as? the diamonds of the kitchen? While they may look more like a diamond in the rough, their taste and aroma more than compensate. Basically, a truffle is a subterranean fungi that grows symbiotically with certain types of trees, particularly green oaks. They grow mostly in southern Europe, particularly in France, Italy and Spain. They have been a valued commodity since the Greek and Roman times when over 1000 tons per year were harvested. Today the harvest brings a mere 90 tons. Plantin, a world-renowned French company, offers a remarkable selection of fresh and preserved truffles, dried mushrooms, and a large range of truffle flavored products. Only a few drops of Plantin's White Truffle Infused EVOO are needed to add a subtle but distinctive flavor to mashed potatoes, pasta, risotto, or salad. Each bottle of White Truffle (tuber magnatum pico) infused EVOO by Plantin contains 3.5 fluid ounces or 100ml.