Florence Truffle Luxury Experience
Spend the day discovering one of the culinary world's most prized ingredients - the Truffle. Join a licensed truffle hunter and his trusted sniffer dogs on their quest for Tuscany's "black gold"…
Tuscany is famous for its fabulous food and wine as well as its stunning countryside, and this tour gives guests a great opportunity to enjoy both! Meet your guide Giulio at the Truffle House in the morning for an aperitivo and an introduction into the fascinating world of truffles. His knowledgeable yet entertaining discourse on the origins and the science of what the locals call "black gold" will give you insight into this precious commodity and its role in local cuisine and culture. Then, head for the hills with Giulio and his prized dogs Maga and Edda to see how a real truffle hunter spends his day. With a few sizable nuggets in hand, head back to the Truffle House for a master class on cleaning and preserving truffles before sitting down with Giulio for a special truffle-themed lunch. The deep earthy flavor of the Tuscan truffle comes through in dishes like homemade tagliatelle with butter and fresh truffle or the delicious contradiction of creamy ice cream and truffle honey, and the carefully selected wines provide the perfect complement to the menu. The tour comes to a close as we toast with a glass of sweet Passito to the health of Giulio - and of course Maga and Edda!
- Seasonality: year-round, weather permitting
- Experience duration: 4 hours