For a truly unique and immersive experience, consider a private truffle hunting tour in the Barolo region. This tour offers you the opportunity to join a local truffle hunter and his trained dog as they search for this culinary treasure in the forests of Piedmont.
The tour begins with a brief introduction to truffles and the techniques used to find them. Then, you’ll set off into the woods, following the truffle dog as it sniffs out the precious fungi. Along the way, the truffle hunter will share his knowledge and passion for truffles, providing insights into this fascinating world.
After the hunt, you’ll return to a local farmhouse for a truffle-themed lunch, where you’ll have the chance to taste the truffles you’ve found, prepared in a variety of traditional dishes. Paired with a tasting of Barolo wines, it’s the perfect way to end your truffle hunting adventure.
Autumn is the best truffle season in Piedmont.
During this season you will find the real White truffle.
Barolo Truffle Hunting Tour shows you how to find truffles, walking in the woods, how to use them for make unique italian dish, giving all the secrets, and how preserve theme.
This experience is more than just truffle hunting – spend 2 hours immersed in the Piedmont culture and cuisine of our ancestral village of Barolo and the traditions of our unique region in Italy.
White truffles can sell for up to $4600 a pound and they taste Deliciuos! Dogs can help you find these delicacies in the forest
The starting time is customizable. Usually tour starts at 0730, 09:30, 11:30 Am or during the evening
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 Barolo truffle. Then, passing Barolo 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.
We will leave at 9.00 am to reach the forest where the truffle hunt will take place. After a brief introduction and explanations from your “Trifolau”, we will start the truffle hunting tour.
Thanks to the instructions of your trifolau and the help of the truffle dog, you will enter the woods. Your task together with your truffle hunter will be to accompany the dog in areas rich in truffles.
When hunting for truffles you need to be patient, as your dog should calmly sniff near the tree roots in search of the prized truffle. Following the nose of your trusted dog, you will find different truffles under the ground.
After about 3 hours of searching, walking through the woods, after having dug carefully into the ground so as not to ruin the truffle, we will return to Barolo
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.