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Italy's white truffles fetch hot prices at Alba auction

Dry weather and changing climate patterns undermine production, sending prices of delicacy soaring

A set of truffles weighing 450 grams at the international truffle auction at Grinzane Cavour Castle. Prices have hit an average of 6,000 euros per kilo.

Alba, Italy

IT'S bad news for white truffle fans. Dry weather and changing climate patterns have hit production and sent prices soaring.

The winning bidder for the biggest truffle at this year's Alba White Truffle auction in Italy, from Hong Kong, paid 75,000 euros (S$119,023) for...

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