In the heart of Umbria, Italy, a region of woods and hills, the land offers one of the most mysterious and precious foods: Truffles. Truffles are underground fungi known as the “diamonds of the earth” and today, thanks to Sabatino Tartufi, anyone can get a little piece of treasure on their plate.
An Italian Family
Sabatino Tartufi was founded in 1911 when Sabatino Balestra and his wife Giuseppina opened their first store in Umbria, Italy, and began the distribution of specialty food products. As fate will have it, their very own lands began to fruit truffles. Overwhelmed with passion for these unique gems of the kitchen, they started to hunt for truffles and develop high-quality truffle products for all of their customers to enjoy.
The Treasure Of The Forest
Truffles are one of the rarest foods in the world. They have always been revered and date as far back as 1600 B.C. These special fungi are known as “diamonds of the earth” and “gems of the kitchen”.
Sharing Their Knowledge
Today, Sabatino Tartufi is the world’s largest truffle specialist and is still family owned. Sabatino Tartufi carries only the most highly regarded truffle species and offers a range of high quality truffle products. The most renowned chefs around the world use these products and Sabatino Tartufi offers you the opportunity to use them in your own kitchen. And with just the slightest touch of truffle, you can experience the magic of one of the rarest foods in the world. Now has offices all over the world, including Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States (New York City, Connecticut, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Las Vegas).
“The truffle is not just a food, but an experience; and we would love for everyone to be able to experience truffles”. – Federico Balestra, CEO
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2014 – Largest Truffle
The largest truffle is a Tuber magnatum pico that weighed in at 1,786 g (62.99 oz) on 4 December 2014, down from a reported 1,890 g (66.66 oz), owing to evaporation, when it was found a week earlier in central Italy.
The champion truffle was sold by Sabatino Tartufi (Italy/USA) to a phone bidder from Chinese Taipei at Sotheby’s New York auction house on 6 December 2014 for $61,250 (£39,154) including 22.5% buyer’s premium.
2022 – Sabatino Strikes Again
After 9 years, We are proud to welcome the largest white truffle of the 2022 season. Weigh 1.1kg
Sabatino Tartufi is looking to donate the truffle to a good cause. “Finding a truffle of this size provides an opportunity for us to give something back. When we auctioned the largest white truffle ever, we donated the proceeds to a number of charities we had strong ties to. This time around we would love to do the same.”
Gemman International Limited.
Gemman International Limited established in 2015, is a Food Distributor, importer, and exporter company based in New Zealand. We source the finest luxury and lifestyle products and healthy food solutions for all consumer groups.
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In 2018, we are proud to be the sole distributor of Sabatino Tartufi in New Zealand.