Today, we went on our truffle tour and it was fantastic. The owner of the farm and our guide were so charming. The route to the farm was just lovely with rolling hills of green wheat and just beautiful. It was a fantastic tour finding truffle and eating the truffle tastings with wine and their home grown olive oil. Thank you so much!- Dee C.
Learn about this fascinating, precious gourmet product found outside of Siena
Hunt truffles with truffle-hunting dogs and your local truffle hunters
Walk in beautiful Tuscan landscape and learn about lovely ecosystem
Learn why black and white truffles are sought-after gourmet treats
Have you ever imagined going on a walk in the Tuscan woods with a truffle-hunting dog and truffle expert to hunt for black and white truffles? The white truffle, the most precious, aromatic, and expensive variety, grows only in Italy from October through December. Its aromas vanish very quickly, sadly within a few short days. Therefore the only way to taste high-quality gourmet truffles is to find and eat them within a day or two.
Other truffles such as the black summer truffle can be hunted in the summer months, as well as the scorzone truffle, so happily the Tuscan truffle hunting tour is available year-round. Our truffle hunt is an exciting and memorable experience, a sacred yet secretive ritual rarely witnessed by outsiders, and a most special way to see Tuscany from a different perspective. This is a wonderful experience to include in your Italian vacation, and an event you can relive each time you taste these wonderful gourmet treats.
Your truffle-hunting day will start early in the morning, in the Tuscan Crete Senesi, among Italy's most important and prolific truffle-growing areas. Your local, professional truffle hunter and English interpreter (accompanied of course by the truffle dog) will meet you in the morning and accompany you on silent paths through the crisp, misty morning air of the Crete. You will look, listen, and learn, and in the end, you will almost certainly find the precious tuber, a moment of great excitement. The truffle hunt lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
It will then be time to move onwards to the farm and wine cellar for a tasting of local products and a guided sensory analysis of the black and white truffle. Lunch at the farm is available upon request at an extra charge of Euro 30 to 60 per person depending on which type of truffle will be featured in your meal. Please inquire with us for more information.
Truffle hunt with an local expert truffle hunter, truffle dog and English interpreter.
Guided sensory analysis lesson with tasting of local food products (bread with olive oil, salami, cheese, and wine).
The truffle hunt includes an approximate time of 2-3 hours.
22% VAT taxes.
Transportation is not included. You will need to arrange for your own arrival in San Giovanni d'Asso, a small town approximately 35 minutes south of Siena. Upon request, we can arrange for transportation at an additional fee, so please contact us before making your booking. Truffle(s) found during the hunt belong to the truffle hunter and may be purchased from your guide according to the day's bid price on the local market. Truffle analysis does not include tasting of the product. Lunch is not included. Please inquire to book your delicious truffle lunch at an additional fee.