The Real Truffle Experience – Half Day

From €54/person

1 to 5 Hours  10 People Max  10 courses meal with wine

In this truffle experience in Abruzzo, you will go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most secretive businesses in the world. A unique truffle hunt among nature, learning how to find, store and eat the black and white gems in the secret region of Abruzzo, just 1.3h from Rome.

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What We Will Do

1

After a secret drive in the countryside of the Teramo province in Abruzzo, we meet our Expert Truffle Hunter and get into the forest with his trained dogs Luna & Piccola.

2

During the hunt in the beautiful countryside of the ‘Gran Sanno & Monti della Laga’ National Park, I will share with you all about the truffle, its traditions, its history, its myths and uses in the kitchen.

3

You will learn how to recognize and distinguish a good truffle from other truffles of inferior quality.

4

We see how the specially trained dogs Luna & Piccola search for the precious mushrooms, learn about training techniques and see how dogs make the difference.

5

You will enjoy a 10 courses truffle meal. We will move to the best family-owned restaurant and enjoy a full 10 courses truffle meal with wine, dessert & liquors from the region. We will share the meal together and I’ll explain to you all the preparation tips for cooking with truffles plus exclusive stories of the traditions of Abruzzo.
*Depending on the season, we will find different varieties of black truffles.
*White truffle hunts available between 15 October and 15 of January for an extra fee. (More info below)

What We Will Provide

Truffle Hunt

Walk with the dogs and the truffle hunter among nature.
Visit at the truffle shop with possibility to buy fresh truffles at discounted prices.

Light truffle Tasting

At least 4 different finger food with truffle & truffle based local products, such as carpaccio of truffle, truffle oils, truffle honey, truffle salt and more depending on availability.

Full 10 courses Truffle lunch

7/8 antipasti,
1 Primo (pasta),
1 Secondo (meat/vegi/soup),
1 Dessert

Local drinks and Caffè

Wine,
Espresso coffee,
2/3 traditional Amari / Digestives,
Water

Transport (on request)

Travel needs can be accommodated for a fee.

What To Bring

We recommend to bring a pair of spare shoes and trousers as we will be walking in the countryside and there might be some mud, plus the dogs might jump on you to play.
A bottle of water and a hut during summer months

White Truffle Hunts

White Truffle (15th October - 15th February)

Searching for white truffle in Abruzzo, requires a good fitness level and being able to walk long distances, even under rain and mud. The walks at least lasts 3 hours and is not guaranteed to find any truffles.

White truffles’ prices can oscillate between 1000 to 9000€ per kilo, depending on the season. Hence, truffle hunters are very jealous and secretive about the spots where they find them. Sometimes, those places are not even shared among family members. Hence, you can understand is very difficult to find an available truffle hunter, and the prices are much higher than a normal black truffle hunt. Luckily, I know very well a truffle hunter who is available to take us on a white truffle hunt in the mountains of Abruzzo. If interested, please send us an email and remember, white truffle hunts are only available between 15 October and 15 of February.

Truffle Hunt

2 Hours

From €54

  • Walk with the dogs and the truffle hunter among nature.
  • Light truffle Tasting: at least 4 different finger food with truffle & truffle based local products.
  • Visit at the truffle shop with possibility to buy fresh truffles at discounted prices
Truffle Hunt & Meal

5 Hours

From €94

  • Truffle Hunt, Plus
  • Full 10 courses Truffle lunch
  • Wine & water
  • Dessert, Coffe & traditional Amari