The research in the woods: a true authentic "truffle beating", accompanied by expert truffle hunters with their dogs. It lasts for about five hours since the moment of the meeting. This is a very unique experience, which takes place in the beautiful hills surrounding San Miniato. It requires equipment suitable for wood: long trousers and high shoes or boots. The paths are simple but not flat because of the hilly land. The departure could be scheduled for the early morning (until lunch time) or for the early afternoon (until the sunset).
Both experiences include a very detailed explanation about the white truffle of San Miniato in Italian or in English (with the support of an interpreter): his nature, history and also few legends that have been always fascinating for those who wants to get to know this mysterious Mother Nature's treasure.Together with the search you can choose to combine fine white truffle-based tastings, lunches or dinner (together with other local products and wines) in typical farms or restaurants, which reflect the amazing Tuscan traditions and culture. During your lunch or dinner our Chefs will be more than happy to explain to you the dishes and disclose a few little secrets about how to use the white truffle to prepare tasteful dishes.
Truffle hunting could be a very special group activity, also for a corporate team building: mother nature, its scents, its silence… hunting for something so precious and out of the human control!
Every time we need to start with a little briefing: the forest is “sacred” for the truffle hunter, it is a place where every day we are the “guests” and not “the owners”! It seems something obvious, but in a few minutes, people understand that it is something much more important than they can imagine. The truffle walking in the forest with the dog will be very easy and suitable for everyone, so no special clothing is required (a pair of comfortable shoes will be perfect)!
During our truffle walking in the forest with our canine expert truffle hunter, we will tell you about all of the different truffles that grow in Tuscany throughout the year , their natural habitat, how to preserve them, the organoleptic characteristics of truffle, its biological cycle, and very importantly, the know how to spot a very high quality truffle instead of the “fake” or “flavoured product”; we will entertain you with truffle stories, such as the one about the largest truffle in the world (found in San Miniato’s area in 1954), the legends that recall the truffle myth that look so much like superhero’s story… but, on that day, the only one superhero will be the truffle dog!
With the truffle hunting we can combine a simple truffle tasting, we can include a wine tasting, a full truffle lunch (or dinner) or we can add a cooking class/show with a professional Truffle Chef… we can customize the full experience around number of guests, season and of course, your budget!
There is not a maximum number of guests because we cooperate with professional accommodation facilities like restaurant, villas, winery etc. where we have a guarantee of quality services and fresh products. Of course, a large group will be split into smaller groups, each one with its own truffle hunter, a truffle dog and a truffle guide; each guest will have the chance to listen, ask questions and satisfy his or her curiosity; and why not…it’s a very special chance to dig out his first truffle!
Program schedule and its price will be created ad-hoc for each request.
All services we offer, from the hunting to tasting, are aimed to introduce the Real and High-Quality Truffle so we can guarantee that all you will see and taste is exclusively the real one and not fake truffles or an artificial product;
In Tuscany we can find truffle all the year round: each season have its type of truffle so a different flavour, smell so a lot of different recipes;
Transportation is not included (all roads are suitable for your car, don’t worry!);
It’s very important to tell us in advance allergies/intolerance or special requests;
Truffles found during the hunting are not included in the price (nobody is obliged to buy them);
We suggest sporty and comfortable clothing (in case of rain, don’t’ worry, we have boots for you);
Children/Kids are welcome, they are our future so we are very proud to tell about our tradition and how is important preserve the natural habitat! Contact us in order to know if we can reserve a special price for your Child/Kid.
Truffle Hunting is an experience “virus free” because in the forest we can maintain distances and, when we come back, we have a special room for tasting/lunch or cooking class reserved for you or your family/group. During the time that we will remain in the same room, as required by law and common sense in this period, we will use disposable gloves and a mask. Our premises are sanitized before and after each group of guests.