This is the second time I have had the chance to go truffle hunting – everyone should experience it. The first time was in Piedmont. I won’t even get into the rivalry over Piedmont vs. Umbria truffles. Our truffle hunter (tells you something about me that I can’t remember his name but remember the dog’s name!) and his dog Asia took us to a piece of land the hunter owns (it is fenced and locked) expressly for truffle hunting.
This hunter is one of the many who sell their finds to Saverio Bianconi, who sells truffles to restaurants and incorporates them into his many wonderful truffle products.
(I shot video of this whole experience and hope to share it with you in the coming weeks!)