Piedmont
Destination
1.5 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
2+
People

White truffle hunting in Alba

Take part in the white truffle hunting experience in Alba with the truffle hunter and dogs. Experience an exciting hunt for white truffles in the woods of the Langhe in Piedmont.


What you’ll do

  • Get to know the white truffle and its biology
  • Go truffle hunting with a truffle hunter and dogs

What to expect

The white truffle hunting experience consists of a walk through the rolling hills of the Langhe, near Alba, where some white truffles will be hidden in one of the truffle beds located in the white truffle search area.

Truffle grounds are the place where Piedmontese truffles are developed and searched for. The hunt for white truffles in Piedmont takes place in oak woods, along water courses with poplars, willows and oaks.

We will learn more about the properties of the Piedmontese truffle and the white truffle hunting: the biology of Piedmontese truffles, the growing environment and the traditions surrounding the world of truffle hunting.

After getting to know the dogs, I will answer your questions about white truffle hunting in Piedmont: you will discover that in Piedmont, for truffle lovers, white truffle hunting means experiencing emotions in contact with nature and getting in tune with the dog. We will then proceed together with our hunt for white truffles (Tuber Magnatum Pico).

Please note that the white truffle hunting is simulated and that the Piedmontese truffles found belong to the truffle hunter.

For 1 person or groups over 3 people, ask for a customized experience


The Food Expert: our common project is the result of a casual meeting between a truffle hunter and a naturalist on the beautiful hills of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In our renewed vision, the “Trifulau” (truffle hunter in Piedmontese language) is an ecologist who respects the woods and the rules of research; on the other hand, the naturalist can make his tangible contribution to the maintenance of biodiversity and natural environments, which are increasingly threatened by human activities. With them, you can join an exciting white truffle hunting experience with the dogs!

Where Alba, Cuneo – 60 min from Turin, 2 hours from Milan
When From September to December – duration 1.5 hours
Start time 10 a.m.

3 p.m.

Language Italian, English and French
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear trekking shoes or trainers.
  • The hunt for white truffles are carried out in easy to reach areas, close to asphalted and/or dirt roads.
  • If it rains, we recommend that you have got a spare pair of shoes.
What’s included
Walk on the hills of the Langhe
White truffle hunting in Alba
What’s not included
Truffles
Transport

Price per person: € 50,00

Cancellation policy: all bookings for the white truffle hunting in Alba can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

What to remember: the Expert will respond within 24 hours. No amount will be charged to the card.

Our common project is the result of a casual meeting between a truffle hunter and a naturalist on the beautiful hills of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our talk takes place on a Sunday in the spring of 2015 in one of the rare woods still present in the lower Langa: the truffle hunter was with his two dogs to check the condition of the woods after the long winter, while the naturalist was there to identify some plants and analyse the soil to recreate a truffle bed.

We immediately discover to share ideas and thoughts on truffle, especially on how to protect and enhance it. In our renewed vision, which we like to define as “truffle era 2.0”, the “Trifulau” (truffle hunter in Piedmontese language) is an ecologist who respects the woods and the rules of research; on the other hand, the naturalist can make his tangible contribution to the maintenance of biodiversity and natural environments, which are increasingly threatened by human activities.

We have been carrying out new projects to understand truffle, its culture and tradition: teaching, recovering old truffle beds and growing new truffle-generating plants.

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