Truffle Hunting in Tuscany and visit to a cellar
Let us introduce you to the world of Tuscan truffles, one of the most valued in Italy.
We will pick you up at your accommodation and we will bring you to hunt and live this particular experience with an expert hunter (tartufaio).
The truffle hunter, with his own dog, will show you the technics to hunt a truffle and after the hunting experience we will have a delicious meal with truffle based dishes.
In the end, we will visit a winery and we will have a wine tasting.
Truffle is a rare, precious, refined , and expensive food. Its typical penetrating perfume develops only after ripening to catch wild animals such as pigs, wild boar, badger, dormouse and fox, although it lies underground.
Italy is one of the major truffle producer and exporter. The most important areas of production of the precious white truffle are Alba and the province of Asti, in Piedmont, the area of San Miniato, San Giovanni d’Asso (between Siena and Montalcino), in Tuscany , the area of Acqualagna (Pesaro-Urbino) and San Pietro Avellana (Isernia). The black truffle is more common, especially in Umbria and Tuscany.
Here all details of this unforgettable truffle hunting in Tuscany experience:
Pick up at your accommodation
9.45 am Meet truffle hunter and dogs at the farmhouse
10 am Explanation of how to hunt truffle; during the walk through the wood, you will learn something about the truffle’s history, biology, traditions and legends. Furthermore, you would check how dogs do their great job by hiding truffles.
11.15 am Transfer to the farmhouse to see the truffle selection, cleaning and packing.
12 pm Lunch with the dishes prepared by you.
1.30 pm. Depart for the winery: wine cellar tour
Lunch( Seasonal menu).
- Canapes with truffle, pecorino cheese with truffle flavour’s honey, truffle flavour’s cold cuts, Tuscan croutons;
- Artichokes and black truffle rise, white truffle taglioni pasta;
- “Cinta Senese” meat with truffle and seasonal vegetables;
- Dessert ;
Local red wine, water and coffee;
Transfer Back to your accommodation
Prices starting from the valdichiana area:
Prices include :
Transfer with authorized driver;
Truffle hunting with hunter;
English speaking assistant ;
Winery tour and tasting.
Please, contact us for any info.