As you will see below it is not easy to obtain this delicacy, and it can be very expensive. You probably will not even consume it, but continue reading because you will discover a great benefit of this cheese.
As its name suggests, truffled cheese is a combination of cheese and a fungus generally known as truffle, there are about 20 species of this fungus, and it grows naturally in forests of some European countries like France, Italy, and Spain.
However, harvesting this kind of fungus is difficult because they grow underground, with the roots of some trees such as oaks and hazelnut trees, so dogs used to find them, they are also cultivated in other countries but in smaller quantities.
Recently, an anticarcinogenic effect of this fungus has been studied in humans and mice, it has been found that:
- They possess significant toxic effects against different cancer cell lines.
- They have outstanding activity against breast cancer, a disease that also exists in dogs.
- They decrease tumor volume and increase the mean survival time of mice bearing carcinoma tumors.
- They could stimulate the division of defense cells (lymphocytes and macrophages) and the synthesis of immune system substances (cytokines such as interferons, interleukins, and immunoglobulins) directed against cancer antigens.
It is also recognized that its compounds enhance this medicinal mushroom as an antidepressant, cholesterol reducer, and immunostimulant.
When combined with cheese, it not only has these effects but also has effects that improve intestinal flora.