Truffles are a fungus that grows underground at or near the base of trees known as host trees, but not all trees are suitable places for truffles to grow Typically host trees include poplar, beech, and oak trees Truffle fungi grow worldwide in many different varieties They can be distinguished by their color, shape, size, and flavor.

 Truffles don’t look like the typical capped mushrooms called boletus fungi In fact, they look more like odd little potatoes when you first see them Don’t let their appearance fool you — these natural wonders are packed with incredible flavor!.