Truffle hunting in Italy
There's something magic about truffle hunting during your holiday in Umbria
Truffle hunting is unique and evocative experience, you’ll come in contact with the real Umbrian lifestyle.
The day starts with a charming walk in the Umbrian wood with the truffle hunter and his dogs.
You will admire unspoiled nature, age-old trees, superb view on the valley below and if you are lucky you could see squirrels jump from one tree to another
….. and while you enjoy the nature all around you, dogs sniff the earth to find truffles.
When the smell of the precious tuber is strong the dogs dig very quickly to find it and receive its gift.
The hunter gives a biscuit to his dog when it finds truffles. This is the basic technique who all truffle hunters use to learn at their dogs to find truffles without eat it.
White or black what do you prefer?
There are various kind of truffles but the most famous are: Trifola and Black truffle of Norcia .
Trifola is the best white truffle with a strong smell. It is preferable eat Trifola uncooked to taste all its flavours. It is used sliced raw on the pasta dishes.
Black truffle of Norcia is the best black truffle with a delicate smell. Black of Norcia releases its smell slowly on the contrary of the Trifola which release immediately a strong smell. It is used uncooked, sliced on the pasta dishes or meats especially beef fillets, or cooked to make delicious truffled sauces.
Both are very good to make “bruschette“, you add only some extra virgin olive oil. It is appetizing!
Finally, when we finish our Truffle hunt, we taste it!