,truffles are similar to mushrooms in the same way that a Ferrari is similar to a FIAT
. They are absolutely different. And not only in price.
Truffle smelling is unique: or you love it, or you hate it. It's impossible to be indifferent.
For those that are using a truffle oil, be carefull: generally, truffle smelling in oils is chemical. Very similar, but chemical (I too use it).
Generally too, is pure truffle adding in butters or pastes.
, "truffles" desserts are called so because looking is similar: a dark ball, with a nut color inside.