Truffle hunting around the “Crete Senesi” area
If you would like to experience the thrill of something truly exceptional, be ready for a very special day exploring nature and some of its precious fruits.
This is an exclusive tour of one of the most “acclaimed” truffle-grounds in San Giovanni d’Asso, an exquisite medieval village sitting on the pretty and gentle slopes of the Crete Senesi.
I will now introduce you to Paolo and Milly (a fine bitch specimen of the ‘lagotto romagnolo’ breed) who will accompany you into the woods and will ensure you will relish the authentic thrill of the truffle “hunt”.
Thanks to them you will enjoy a unique and truly authentic experience immersed in the surrounding nature, you will learn how this famous tuber grows, the way it is harvested and how the habitat that “preserves” it has to be looked after … an exhilarating walk that will continue with a visit to the “Il tartufo delle Crete Senesi” cooperative workshop and will later end at the Osteria delle Crete where a lunch with truffle dishes awaits and will make the outing a memorable experience.
Below a description of how we wish to ensure you thoroughly enjoy the day, a simple menu but most definitely fascinating:
- Salami and pecorino cheeses with truffle, bruschetta with homemade butter and fresh truffle
- Tagliolini (fine noodles) with fresh truffle
- Water, wine, coffee
Depending on the season, different shape, scent and taste truffles will be found:
– February, Marche and April: Marzuolo White Truffle
-May, June, July and August: Scorzone Black Truffle
-September, October, November and December: White Truffle