World’s largest white truffle to be auctioned at Sotheby’s for a staggering $1 million

If you are an absolute truffle lover with a spare $1 million lying around, we’d suggest jetting off to the Big Apple next week to bid for the 4.16 pound truffle unearthed earlier this week in Italy.

Genuine connoisseurs of the rare ingredient are willing to splurge a whopping $1 million on the world’s largest white truffle discovered by Sabatino Truffles. Exorbitant bids are pouring in from high rollers across Dubai and China. The Balestra family of Sabatino Truffles will auction the truffle off at Sotheby’s and the proceeds will go to a charity of their choice.

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Hunters with the help of trained dogs and pigs, scour out rare truffles during the last quarter of the year.

I’m certain by now you have gauged that Truffles are the most expensive food in the world with just one pound of a European white truffle selling for thousands of dollars and a few shavings of a black truffle selling for hundreds of dollars. The year 2010 saw Casino Mogul Stanley Ho shell out a staggering $333,000 for a pair of truffles.

[Via – NBC-News]