Our mission is to operate in an area of exclusive products which identifies the food culture of the Italian tradition.
Our commitment is to give you the opportunity to enjoy fresh and top quality truffles every day, the result of a careful and meticulous research thanks to the collaboration of experts in the field of truffle coltivation, to which we rely for the selection of the best harvests.
By partnering with A.N.C.T. – National Association of Conductors Truffle fields (www.conduttoritartufaie.it) to which we are associates – we provide full coverage of the fresh truffle for our partners requests.
We work with our CAVATORI coming from different areas of Italy where the culture and tradition of truffle has been rooted for centuries. This choice has been made to ensure a product absolutely “MADE IN ITALY” to the customer, cool and subjected to strict quality controls.
Currently A.N.C.T. has about 300 members on Italian territory, among whom it has been established over the years a relationship of trust and respect, so as to ensure maximum availability of the products in all harvesting seasons.
The pursuit of excellence is what distinguishes our company, relying on the fact of building stable relationships over time with our partners.
We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere, and this entrepreneurial culture drives growth and raises the standard of the products.
DNA and VALUES
The art of combining flavors of the past age with the care of present era
The passion for the quality of Italian food and the desire to convey to the world the taste of real fresh truffles run inside Nero di Cognaro. For centuries this precious “food of gods” inebriates the tables of the most important emperors and King that have marked the history and the birth of the Italian culture with its scent and flavor.
The continuous research for quality and attention to details throughout the entire manufacturing process, make the truffles branded Nero di Cognaro so prestigious.
Link with the territory
Deep connection with the land and respect for the territory in every single gesture.
All Nero di Cognaro products are the result of our Italian lands and born exclusively in truffle ground grown in accordance with the highest principles of the science of truffle culture, where tradition for land cultivation and innovation of the cultivation of the precious fungus combine to create a product of excellence.
Italian style: the ‘love of the “Dolce Vita”
A taste of Italy exported around the world
With its intense aroma, the Nero di Cognaro truffle is a style icon who seduce at the first taste. It has the innate sense of beauty and the typically Italian attitude to savor every moment in its fullest. An real Made in Italy lifestyle, where the passion for our “Dolce Vita” is fully expressed through the exhibition and tasting of this Black Diamond.
Nero di Cognaro: a name linked to the Territory and Tradition
A story that has its roots way back in the thirteenth century.
The term Cognaro comes from the Venetian dialect term Quince tree and identifies the old quince tree native of Minor Asia and the Caucasus region, where there was a city called Cotonium.
It was back in 1271, with the arrival of Marco Polo in the Asian region, when this fruit tree was discovered and its cultivation imported in Italy, starting it in the homeland of the merchant: the territory of Venice.
Today, our cultivation of truffles born in the same land where the strong presence of quince trees has made this land fertile for the emergence of mushrooms and truffles, hence the name of our tuber.
Today quince keeps growing in Western Asia, in the wild. Cultivated in ancient times was known among the Greeks and the Romans who ate it crude with honey or it was used to produce a kind of cider, symbol of love and fertility. Quince, like truffles, has archaic origins, and together they where tated at major banquets embellishing the tables.