Tuber Mélanosporum : or du Périgord truffle, this black, most aromatic of truffles is highly sought-after by connoisseurs.
Tuber Brumale (violet or winter truffle) : another variety of truffle possessing the musky aroma of the undergrowth, though less delicate. Often smaller.
Tuber Magnatum (or Piedmontese truffle) : ery rare Italian truffle with garlicky taste, which one eats most often raw and grated (on pasta, risotto, etc.)
Tuber Aestivum (or Summer truffle, Truffle de la Saint-Jean) : Piedmontese truffle or péridium noir (at first glance it can be confused with the black Périgord truffle by novices); it is harvested from the month of May to the month of August in Périgord, Quercy and Provence and gives off only a very faint odour.
Tuber incinatum (or Burgundy Truffle) : Truffle harvested in the autumn in Burgundy and up to as far as Lorraine, of a limited culinary interest; some claim that it is a summer truffle which reaches maturity later in these northern regions.
Hôtel de luxe and Guest House, Southern Périgord, in Montcuq en Quercy, between Cahors and Moissac. The Saint-Géry Estate near Rocamadour, Sarlat and Padirac, is classed under Châteaux and Hôtels of France - Bonne table. Gourmet cuisine based around Truffles.