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.
there are just few truffle hunter with first letter as capital, like for him and he has been for sure one of those, going on to leave real passion and love to mather nature and its respect for, with traditions to my father. He always repeated to me: "Massimo, you cannot become a truffle hunter in one day, one month or 1 year and every time you will go to the woods with your dog, you will be surprised for beauty of nature"... Years later i realized how much was true.
the Family chef! My grandma Leda passed to her passion for cooking, skill to make traditional dishes never trivial and her ability to valorize to the best the native land products, like truffle.
I consider him like one of the most knowledgeable person in the world for truffle (it's better don't say this to him, otherwise he exalt) with one immense love to this mysterious fruit of nature. He took roles and prestigiuos rewards in San Miniato, in Tuscany and in Italy and he has always fought and defending for REAL TRUFFLE: From 1996 to 2014 he is the president of the “TRUFFLE HUNTERS ASSOCIATION OF SAN MINIATO'S HILLS (one of the most important area in the world in the production of White Truffles); From 1995 to 2004 vice-president of “Truffle hunters Association of Tuscany”; From 1996 to 2005 vice-president of “Truffle hunters Association of Italy”