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TRUFFLE HUNTING

Umbria is one of the most important regions in Italy for truffle production. The truffle is one of the best condiments which can be used in the kitchen. It is advisable to use it fresh. When fully ripe it best displays its qualities. Each variety of truffle has its own particular, typical aroma, which is suitable for specific culinary uses.

The truffle hunter will show you how to find truffles walking through the woods.

Would you like to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of truffle hunting with dogs? Follow our truffle hounds through the woods and experience the surge of excitement as they locate this edible treasure. We offer truffle hunting experience days in MONTEFALCO, PRECI & ORVIETO. These comprise:

  • Introductory talk on truffles with the truffle hunter
  • 2 hours truffle hunting
  • Lunch or dinner with truffle dishes


You will spend a day immersed in authentic traditional Italian company, culture and cuisine!

It’s a great experience for people interested in food and wine, who want to experience some authentic Italian culture and hospitality, or who just want to spend a day soaking up the local atmosphere over a glass of wine.


ORVIETO/CIVITA di BAGNOREGIO (WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE - AVAILABILITY ALL YEAR)

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OUR DAY TOUR

Transfer to Civita di bagnoregio, a small town 30 mins far from Orvieto to meet the truffle hunt and his dog. Promenade with him along a nice path to reach truffle fields

Truffle hunt

Tasting lunch in a typical trattoria to taste local receipes based on truffle dishes.
Walking tour of Civita, one of the smallest borgo f Italy

EXTRAS ON REQUEST: visit of a buffalo farm house to meet the buffalo cheese maker and explanation of the mothods used to produce the cheese. Tasting of several different kind of cheese, including the famous MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA

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PRECI (WITH A MINIMUM OF 5 PEOPLE) 

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OUR DAY TOUR

Transfer to a cheese farm in Preci countryside to see how cheese has made and tasting of fresh ricotta cheese made in front of us (according to the season and the availability of the producer)

Transfer to the countryside of Norcia to meet the truffle hunt and his dog. Promenade with him along a nice path to reach an old heritage where there are his properties of truffle fields

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Tasting lunch in a local restaurant (owned by the truffle hunter) based on truffle dishes.

 

MONTEFALCO (WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE)

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OUR DAY
TOUR
With an expert truffle hunter we comb the truffle-rich forests and pastures, following his expert dogs as they hunt.
When we have enough truffles for lunch, we stop in a really panoramic spot and have our first taste of a freshly dug truffle paired, of course, with excellent wine.
Back at the family farmhouse we discover the secrets of a family culinary tradition. Nonna (Grandma) accompanies us to the pasta room where we learn to make fresh pasta and other local delicacies. We also indulge in an assortment of home-made specialties and great local wine. Then we sit down to a big traditional Umbrian mountain lunch where all our recipes have a ‘wild’ flavor: maybe wild boar stew, roast guinea fowl, stuffed duck or rabbit. Family and friends from the village join us for a relaxing, fun and totally authentic lunch.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PERIOD OF CLOSING OF TRUFFLE CAVES IS FROM MARCH TO MAY. OPENING FROM JUNE TO FEBRUARY.
Availability of the truffle hunter and cheese maker to be checked from time to time.

For more detailed information please send an e-mail to info@umbriaintour.it