Many people ask themselves the question of how much a kilo of truffle is worth or how much a truffle costs, so we are going to explain this mystery in detail:
What is the price of fresh truffle?
The answer is not obvious, since being a natural product, the price of fresh truffles depends on the supply and demand at any given moment, the species of truffle and the quality of the product.
What is the price of Black Truffle?
The Tuber Melanosporum is also known as the Black Truffle. Its season runs from mid-November to April. This truffle is usually sold at different prices depending on its quality.
The price per kilo of the extra truffle, which has a regular shape and is the one we sell in the Laumont Shop, is usually sold at around £1.300/kg, which means for a 50g piece it would cost around £65.
After this, we have the first black truffle quality of an irregular shape, which would be about £1.000/Kg, which means for a 50g piece it would cost around £50.
And finally, the pieces black truffle and small black truffle which would be around £700/kg, which means for a 50g piece it would cost around £35.
All these prices are for clean truffles ready for fresh consumption. Truffles that come from the field with soil usually contain around 50% of truffle that is not ready for fresh consumption and is destined for industry and its price would be around £250/kg.
What is the price of White Truffle?
The Tuber Magnatum, also known as the White Truffle of Alba, is of totally wild origin as it has not been cultivated industrially and its price can range from £1750/kg to £5250/kg. A piece of 50 grams at £3500/kg would be £175. Its price is always well known because every year there are markets in Italy that sell truffles for very high prices to renowned restaurateurs.
What is the price of Summer Truffle?
The Tuber Aestivum, also known as the Summer truffle, is also of totally wild origin and although it can be cultivated there are very few cultivations in the world as a whole and its price is not attractive for its cultivation. Its price ranges from £90/kg to £270/kg, depending generally on supply and demand.