An amazing truffle hunting in a tuscan forest with the truffle hunter and his truffle dog! Including a fresh high-quality truffle based lunch
Join us in discovering the secrets and flavors of one of the most expensive and popular food: truffle.
Among the woods and vines of sloping Chianti hills, close to Certaldo and San Miniato, priceless treasures are hidden; the Earth’s bounty changes with every season.
In fact, in the Summer you can follow the truffle hunter and his truffle hounds in search of the famous black truffle, while in the Fall we’ll be hunting for the legendary white truffle.
Truffle hunter will explain everything to you and answer all of your questions about truffles and the truffle hunting world.
After the hunting in the woods, the host will welcome us all back home with a truffle-based tuscan brunch: you will taste different combinations of truffle with other kinds of food, from classic eggs “frittata” to “mascarpone” or amazing “tortelli”.
Moreover, host will teach you how to perfectly match Chianti wine with truffle-based dishes.
The walk is suitable for all, although trekking shoes are advised for the experience.
Availability: year-round (*see below for detailed info)
Number of participants: starting from 4
Meeting Point: piazza tasso 13R, Firenze
When: every day, upon reservation
Departure time: 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 6 hours
Price group it will be Euro 240 per person (from 4th person 10% discount)
English/Italian bilingual guide/escort;
1.5 hours walk in the woods led by a local expert truffle hunter;
truffle-based brunch paired with Chianti wine;
purchase and shipping of products available;
Cheese and dairy products tasting;
Cured meat tasting;
(optional, with extra charge, a sumptuous 4-courses meal with fresh truffle);
Chance to buy and ship local products;
Visit to a Medieval Tuscan village;
round-trip transfer in 9-seater minivan/or by car from Florence
Please note that Italian law does not permit to serve alcoholic beverages to kids below 16 y.o.: kids below this age will be therefore served non alcoholic beverages. Please notify us in advance about any special dietary or reduced-mobility needs and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.
*Some info about truffle’s seasonality:
White Precious Truffle:
Tuber Magnaticum Pico – Available from September 15th to December 15th.
White Truffles have a powerful, complex, faintly garlicky aroma and an intense flavor.
Black Autumn Truffle:
Tuber Uncinatum – Available from September to December.
It has a wonderful earthy flavor and aroma, with hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla.
Black Winter Truffle:
Tuber Melanosporum Cittadini – Available from November to March.
Grade-A quality: individually selected, carefully washed and ready for use. Min size 15 g.
Whitish Bianchetto Truffle: (not be confused with the true white truffle)
Tuber Borchii – Available from January to March.
Powerful garlic aroma and flavour; makes a reasonably-priced Truffle experience.
Black Summer Truffle:
Tuber Aestivum – Available from June to November.
Strong flavour and aroma, with hints of earthiness, hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla.