World record-breaking white truffle auction

truffle auction

World record-breaking white truffle auction, this year as every year takes place this super prestigious and world-famous auction. As last year also this year the biggest piece of truffle is always awarded Hong Kong. An entrepreneur from Hong Kong has in fact received a piece of truffle that weighs 900 grams.


This year the auction of the white truffle did not take place as usual with an audience in the room given by the Covid emergency. The auction, however, has been followed on the web and has gathered a lot of people connected all over the world. In particular from Dubai, Singapore, Moscow and Hong Kong. The video auction was held in connection from Grinzane Cavour Castle in Cuneo. And again this year it was a record-breaking auction because the 900-gram piece was paid 100,000 euros by the Hong Kong entrepreneur. The event was led by Enzo Iacchetti, Caterina Balivo and Paolo Vizzarri.

The record

This year’s record auction counted revenues of up to 482,000 euros. Thus beating the records of previous years. The proceeds of the auction will be invested, among the various charitable initiatives financed. To host the young resident doctors arriving in Piedmont, which will be used to support the Covid wards of hospitals in difficulty.


The Auction is organized by the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour. With the support of the Piedmont Region, Enit, the Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe and Dogliani. The Ente Turismo Langhe Monferrato Roero, the Ente Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba and the Centro Nazionale Studi Tartufo.


The participants in the auction from Hong Kong gathered together at the starred restaurant Otto e Mezzo Bombana of the award-winning three-Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana. Those in Singapore, on the other hand, were in the National Gallery, while in Moscow they were connected directly from the Bosca Cafe restaurant of the gum warehouses in Red Square.