Largest White Truffle: Italian truffle breaks Guinness world record
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- A white truffle weighing in at a massive 4.16 pounds (1.89 kilos) when discovered sold at at Sotheby's New York to a food and wine lover from Taiwan bidding by phone for $61,250; the white truffle sets the new world record for the Largest white truffle, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The truffle was found in the Umbrian region of Italy weighing 4.16 pounds or 1.89 kilos. This massive size is nearly twice that of the existing Guinness world record holder, which was sold for $417,200 in 2010. Photo: Sotheby's (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest truffle is a Tuber magnatum pico weighing 1,483.596 grams (52.3323 oz) owned by food retailers Luigi and Angelo Dattilo of Appennino Food Spa in cooperation with Vittorio Palombo and Miram Ben Cetic of CTM S.r.l. Campobasso (all Italy). The white truffle was found by an anonymous truffle hunter and his dog in the Apennines woodlands around Savigno, near Bologna, Italy, on 4 November 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest truffle cake is 1,041 kg (2,295 lb) and was made by the Asociacion de pasteleros de Burgos to celebrate the centenary of CAJA CIRCULO in Plaza España, Burgos, Spain, on 19 March 2009. The cake was made by bakers from 6 bakeries in Burgos. It consisted of truffles, choclate, eggs and flour.
A white truffle weighing in at a massive 4.16 pounds (1.89 kilos) when discovered sold for $61,250.
The truffle, by far the largest ever found, sold to a food and wine lover from Taiwan bidding by phone who also planned to participate in the day's wine auction.
The extraordinary tuber was discovered in central Italy and was offered by the Balestra family of Sabatino Truffles who plan to donate proceeds to a number of charitable organizations, including Citymeals-on-Wheels and the Children's Glaucoma Foundation.
The truffle was found n the Umbrian region of Italy weighing 4.16 pounds or 1.89 kilos. This massive size is nearly twice that of the existing Guinness world record holder, which was sold for $417,200 in 2010.