Tuber melanosporum is a type of mushroom known to most as the “black truffle.” It’s one of the most expensive mushroom varieties in the world, with France being the leading producer. Black truffles have an indescribable yet pungent and distinct flavor. They lend a gourmet touch to pizzas, pastas, meat, fish, soups, risotto, etc. and enhance dishes that have an otherwise neutral taste. Worth a try!