Have you ever imagined how truffle hunting experience looks like? Do not miss out this exciting and memorable experience in Alba. Alba in Piedmont Region (Italy), is one of the World’d capitals of gastronomy.
Every years, during the months of October and November the city hosts the annual white truffle’s fair! “Trifulai”, mythological figures accompanied by trusty dogs that explore the woods to find incredible truffles, are ready to let you know how to find Alba White Truffle and discover why Alba Truffle are so expensive.
Are you looking for a wine tour from Turin or Milan? Do you need to pick up or drop off at the Asti train station (the closest to Alba)? We are offering you this kind of service for free.
The starting time is customizable. Usually tour starts at 09:30 Am
Truffle Experience is the best way to discover the fantastic culinary and enological offerings of the Piedmont area. If you like we can pick up and drop off with our private taxi service in Milan. The truffle hunt is about 2 hours. At the beginning we will explain you something about Black and White Alba truffle. Then, passing Alba wine yards and hazelnut fields, we arrive at the truffle woods, called in Piedmont “tartufaia“. There we follow the dog and we will find some truffle.
Your truffle experience will start in the Alba wood. Here you will meet the “Trifolau” and his dog, who will accompany you during this outdoor activity.
Wearing the rubber boots that you will be given, if you wish, you can enter the woods to begin the search for the prized truffle. At this point the dog will sniff near the roots of the trees to find the point where the truffle hides.
With patience and attention you will wait for the dog to find the truffle. When you least expect it you will see the dog wagging its tail, sniffing eagerly and digging with its paws. At this point it’s up to you to dig with your hands to collect the truffle intact.
Find the first truffle you will continue the search that will last a couple of hours in total, to find the greatest number of truffles possible.
There is no right or wrong season to hunt for truffles, the only difference is in the truffle to look for. In fact every truffle has its seasonality, the famous Alba Truffle “Magnatum Pico” can be found only from September to December, the white truffle called “Bianchetto” can be found from January to April. Instead during the warmer seasons between May and August it is easier to find black truffles called “Scorzoni”, while the prized black truffle can be found from mid-November to mid-March. In any season, however, the experience of seeing the dog in search of these treasures hidden in the ground will be beautiful, regardless of the truffle found.
Truffle hunting is open to everyone, to those who already know truffles and to those who do not know them. This outdoor activity was born to introduce truffles but above all to make them discover how to look for them, where they are, to understand why they are so expensive and valuable.
60 days before departure will be subject to 30% of the program price.
59 – 30 days before departure will be subject to 60% of the program price.
29 days or less upon departure will be subject to 100% of the program price.
Absolutely, you will be able to find the truffles you found during the hunt, at a price in line with market prices, depending on the season in which you will hunt, in Alba you will also find many Trifolai and shops that can help you choose the best truffle.
An experience that will remain that will remain etched in our memory for our whole life. The search for truffles was interesting and fun, accompanied by an expert guide and the trained dog who allowed us to find 4 truffles! Thanks for the experience!