Truffle Treasure Hunt in Tuscany

The lush Chianti forests of Tuscany are rich with what locals and culinary artists deem as “White Gold”. The white truffle, rare, and unfarmable, is worth nearly $15,000 USD per KG. Grown only in several places around the world, the Chianti region draws truffle hunters from around the globe to its woodland yearly. 

Truffles are a delicacy in the culinary world, often used as an expensive ingredient for exclusive dishes. Truffles have a unique flavor and aroma, making them highly sought after. In recent years, truffle oil has become increasingly popular due to its ease of use in cooking. Truffle oil is made from either white or black truffles and is usually infused with other oils such as canola or olive oil. It has an intense flavor that adds depth to dishes without having to use large amounts of fresh truffles. This makes it much more affordable than using fresh truffles while still providing the same rich taste. The uses of truffle oil range from using it as a finishing oil on salads and pastas, to adding it directly into dishes like risotto, sauces and soups for extra flavor and aroma.

Join local truffle hunters and their hunting dogs to experience a “Truffle Treasure Hunt” through the woods. It is a one-of-kind tour, and for culinary and wine enthusiasts, it is truly an experience not to be missed in the beauty of Tuscany. On this adventure, you’ll learn all about the ancient art of truffle hunting and how it has been passed down for generations. You can pick up tips and tricks from your guide as you wander through the woods on the hunt for these valuable fungi. And at the end of your journey, you will have a unique opportunity to taste freshly-harvested truffles – something that all foodies should experience at least once in their lifetime.

There are many truffle hunting tours you can book.

Where to stay?

We recommend to stay in one of our historic accommodation, each one with its own “Story to share”.

San Pancrazio, Tuscany,
Panzano in Chianti - Italy,
Gargonza, Tuscany,

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