Truffle Hunting with the dogs
This seems to be the favorite day in our cooking class when we go out with the truffle hunter and his trained dog in search for the king of all truffles, the white truffle. Pigs tend to eat the ugly fungi so dogs are favored. Truffle weeks are during our olive harvest the last week in October and the first three weeks in November, weather permitting.
We coincide our weeks with the festival of truffles in San Miniato, which are held during the first three weekends in November. Usually successful with the hunt, but if not, we do our best to have our attendees experience a tasting of the highly prized rare funghi, called by many, the “food of Gods”.