On our recent trip to Italy, and we did a truffle hunt with Martina of Tuscany at heart tours. I can’t praise this tour or Martina, highly enough. We learned how the truffle Hunter and the dog work together to find the truffles. Then we had a lunch prepared just for the five of us that included a puréed chickpea soup with truffles and Homemade ravioli with truffles. I can’t remember when I’ve eaten so well. Afterwards we did a wine tasting we tasted 6 different wines and needless to say some wine followed us home. It was a full day and we were very tired at the end of it, but it was an outstanding adventure, and something we will never forget.
There was no pig? Just a dog?
They use the pig in France, I believe everywhere else they use dogs. Apparently the pigs are hard to control and eat too many of the truffles.
Would you mind sharing what the cost was? Even a ballpark estimate would be nice to know, just to understand whether this is something I might want to consider. Thanks!
I believe the cost was around €300 per person. This did not include a private driver. The lunch included wine as well. It was really worth it. Marvelous day!
Thanks for the info! Sounds like a special day.