Is this a white truffle? What mushroom is it?

Asked October 19, 2015, 5:17 AM EDT

A Friend of mine found this mushroom yesterday. About 800 metres on a greek mountain. Is this the white truffle? Can I eat it? (it's not washed)

Outside United States

1 Response


Your pictures do look like a truffle from the outside. If it is a truffle, it would have a truffle strong smell. It would be solid. When cut open, the fruiting body would have a network of spore producing channels, looking somewhat like a maze.
I would not recommend eating until you have someone else look at it in person, and determine the characteristics I have listed.

Thank you for contacting Cooperative Extension,