Whit its unmistakable perfume and intense, distinctive taste, the white Alba truffle (Tuber magnatum pico), a natural product found in the woods on the hillsides and valley floors, embellishes the dining table and gives a touch of refinement to any meal.
The towns in “Sei in Langa” association have always been a popular and generouss, with the “trifolau” or truffle hunters. The vineyards are perhaps the most characteristic and typical element of the spectacular hills in this area. The quality of the wine they produce is rightly celebrated all over the world. Although Barbaresco is the boast of local wine production, the other wines are equally remarkable. Reds include Nebbiolo d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, while Moscato d’Asti and the Asti Spumante excel among the whites.
By booking the truffle hunting experience you can learn how to find truffles and how to eat them. You will learn why the truffle is so expensive and how to eat it.
The departure of the experience outside will begin in a forest near Asti.
The truffle hunting time can be customized, firs experience will be at 08:00 Am
The culture of food and wine is one of the main passions of the inhabitants of Alba. Many citizens in fact cultivate the vast countryside of the province for the production of red and white wine and the main local products.
Many of the farmers in the area are also mushroom and truffle hunters, in fact the area of Alba is rich in woods and lands favorable to the birth and growth of white and black truffles.
Initially you will meet with your guide, an expert truffle hunter who will briefly explain your hunting adventure. You will also be accompanied by the faithful dog that will be fundamental for the research.
Truffle hunting in Piedmont consists of a walk in the woods for about two hours, during which you will accompany the dog to sniff near the bushes or plant roots. It will be him to show you where the truffles are.
When the dog finally begins to sniff eagerly and dig in the ground, you can continue digging to extract the truffle from the ground, very carefully and gently
At the end of the two hours of hunting you can return to the starting point with a nice booty and with a wide knowledge of truffle hunting. Furthermore, your “trifolao” will be happy to advise you on how to eat truffles.