Il Tartufo Bianco d'Alba
The White Truffle of Alba
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Truffle Hunt
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Massimo and the Dogs
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Proposals
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Truffle Tasting
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Truffle Hunt

Truffle hunting is a unique experience that combines the beauty of nature with the pleasure of gastronomic discovery. The truffle hunter is a true guardian of secrets passed down through generations, teaching you to recognize the characteristics of the terrain, interpret the behavior of the “tabui” – his trusted dog – and, ultimately, spot the truffle hidden beneath the earth.

Truffle hunting in Alta Langa is not just an activity; it is a complete experience that will satisfy your adventurous spirit and taste buds. Join us for a day of fun, friendship, and, of course, truffles!

Truffle Hunt

Truffle hunting is a unique experience that combines the beauty of nature with the pleasure of gastronomic discovery. The truffle hunter is a true guardian of secrets passed down through generations, teaching you to recognize the characteristics of the terrain, interpret the behavior of the “tabui” – his trusted dog – and, ultimately, spot the truffle hidden beneath the earth.

Truffle hunting in Alta Langa is not just an activity; it is a complete experience that will satisfy your adventurous spirit and taste buds. Join us for a day of fun, friendship, and, of course, truffles!

"I thought truffle descended only onto my palate.
Now I have to reckon with something flowing within my thoughts."

Proposals

Truffle Hunt

What’s Included:

  • Approximately 1-hour excursion in the woods with the truffle hunter and his loyal dog
  • Final tasting of products based on black truffle and local traditional dishes (e.g., artisan salami, stuffed peppers, toma cheese with truffle, herb omelet)
  • Excellent red wine from the Langhe
Starting from €40 per person

Extras

From October to January, the possibility to request a tasting of white truffle according to availability.

Price upon request

How It Works

Meeting Point

We will meet at the scheduled time, not far from the woods where we will conduct our experience.

Walk

The truffle hunt in the woods lasts about 45/60 minutes and takes place mostly on flat terrain. We recommend appropriate clothing and shoes as we will be moving within a forest.

Tales

During the hunt, stories and anecdotes about the precious “hypogeous fungus” will be shared, leaving no secrets behind!

Tasting

At the end of the hunt, we will head to the farmhouse for a delightful convivial tasting featuring truffle and local products.

"The nose of a dog is a marvel of engineering, and it reminds us that out there exists a world we will never know, at least not as humans."

Massimo and the Dogs

Massimo’s passion for dogs dates back to his childhood. His first truffle dog, Dora, was with him at the age of 13, accompanying him in the search for precious truffles in the hills of Valle Belbo. Over 35 years, many dogs have followed in her footsteps. Massimo remembers each one, from their choice as puppies to the long and challenging training, to the countless nights and many truffles found.

Another indelible bond is with his land, Alta Langa, the rugged and poorer side. The Langa of novels by Beppe Fenoglio, Nuto Revelli, Cesare Pavese. Massimo knows all the paths, villages, and farmhouses described in those books, and still traverses them with closed eyes today. Tourists embarking on the truffle hunting experience with Massimo will hear true-life stories, adventures, and facts about those lands and the somewhat gruff but sincere people known as “Langhetti.”

The hunts take place in those old truffle grounds, passed down from the old to the young, protected and respected because they are the true indigenous heritage of White Truffle from Alba.

Alta Langa Territory

The gentle hills of Alta Langa, alongside the vineyards and famous villages, form a region yet to be discovered but brimming with charm. This is the less-known but equally fascinating Langa that inspired writers Fenoglio and Pavese. Here, altitudes mark the transition from vineyards to hazelnut groves and pastures, offering perfect routes for the ultimate slow means – cycling or a leisurely walk – and ideal terrain for the birth of the prized Truffle.

This authentic territory, stretching from Piedmont to Liguria, provides unique experiences in every season: cool and breezy in summer, snow-covered in winter, and painted with warm hues in autumn. A constant element is the Marin wind, caressing the landscape from the sea, with the imposing Alps in the background.

This more reserved Langa, away from the limelight, offers the pleasure of quiet villages, far from the wine centers but equally rich in gastronomic culture.

Alta Langa Territory

The gentle hills of Alta Langa, alongside the vineyards and famous villages, form a region yet to be discovered but brimming with charm. This is the less-known but equally fascinating Langa that inspired writers Fenoglio and Pavese. Here, altitudes mark the transition from vineyards to hazelnut groves and pastures, offering perfect routes for the ultimate slow means – cycling or a leisurely walk – and ideal terrain for the birth of the prized Truffle.

This authentic territory, stretching from Piedmont to Liguria, provides unique experiences in every season: cool and breezy in summer, snow-covered in winter, and painted with warm hues in autumn. A constant element is the Marin wind, caressing the landscape from the sea, with the imposing Alps in the background.

This more reserved Langa, away from the limelight, offers the pleasure of quiet villages, far from the wine centers but equally rich in gastronomic culture.

Some moments

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Book your Truffle Hunt

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