Embark on a remarkable culinary journey with the Asti Truffle Hunting Experience in the Monferrato region of Piedmont, Italy. Famous for its vineyards and gastronomy, Asti provides an ideal setting for hunting one of the world’s most sought-after culinary treasures – truffles.
Joined by a local truffle hunter and their trusty canine companion, explore the lush, hilly terrain as you learn about the ecology, biology, and history of truffles. The aroma of damp earth and fragrant truffles guide your way as you hunt for these elusive culinary gems. The experience doesn’t end with the hunt, as you’ll get to savor the unique, pungent taste of fresh truffles in traditional Piedmontese dishes. The Asti Truffle Hunting Experience in Monferrato offers a truly immersive way to experience the traditions, landscapes, and flavors of Piedmont.
The culture of food and wine is one of the main passions of the inhabitants of Asti. 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 Asti is rich in woods and lands favorable to the birth and growth of white and black truffles.
By booking Asti 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
Asti is one of the most famous cities of Piedmont region, in fact it is home to the “Palio di Asti” and many other historical and culinary events such as the “Festival delle Sagre“, “Wine Street Tasting” and “Douja D’Oro“. Moreover Asti boasts the production of Asti Spumante, the most famous sparkling white wine of DOCG designation and of Barbera d’Asti wine, one of the best Italian wines. During a truffle hunting Asti, in the countryside of the province, you can taste many of the local wines together with the typical Piedmontese dishes.
Near the center of Asti you will meet your Trifolau who will guide you through the woods and together with him you will accompany the dog in search of the truffle.
Hunting requires patience, in fact the complex work of the dog, to sniff carefully near the plants, takes time. His nose trained to find truffles makes him the fundamental character for hunting because it speeds up the methods of finding.
When the dog starts to wag its tail and dig in the ground with its legs you can start digging to find the truffle. You can dig with your hands or a small tool, but be careful not to damage the truffle!
At the end of the two hours of hunting you will return to the starting point with a nice booty and a vast knowledge of truffle hunting. In the open air you can find lots of information on truffles.