In the Piedmont and Lake Iseo episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns how dogs are used to find the famous white truffles.
Known as the “fratelli trifulau” to their neighbors in Costigliole d’Asti, brothers Giorgio and Natale Romagnolo are fifth-generation truffle hunters and thoroughly enjoy welcoming guests to their home (La Casa del Trifulau) for a two-hour truffle hunting and tasting experience. The brothers will take you into the neighboring woods where hunting dogs Brio, Diana and Esterina aptly demonstrate their amazing ability to detect and dig out truffles. The white truffle season is September to November and various types of black truffles are in season the rest of the year. For more information, visit: www.lacasadeltrifulau.it