It’s always been on my bucket list, to hunt the elusive White Truffle around Alba, in the region of Piedmont, Italy! Piedmont, in north western Italy, is a spectacular location in any season, but truffle season is a feast for the senses. Known for its production of some of the world’s best wines, Piedmont also has a hidden treasure, literally. The rare white truffle represents the ultimate in culinary delights. The truffle can be found in other areas around the Mediterranean, but Alba is considered the absolute Truffle Capital. The region around Alba actually determines the price of truffles worldwide.
The International Alba White Truffle Fair is held every autumn, generally coinciding with the harvest of the local grapes. Nebbiolo,Moscato Bianco and Barbera are some of the varieties used in the world renowned wines produced in the area; Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti Spumante and Barbera d’Asti.
We’ve put together an amazing 10 day tour for your group that includes, truffle hunting, wine tours and tastings, a cooking class, the White Truffle Fair and much more. You’ll stay in charming villa and country house accommodations and have time to explore the surrounding countryside.
This is a tour you can’t miss. So what do you say, let’s check this off the bucket list and hunt truffles, eat fresh pasta and drink Barolo in Piedmont during the autumn of 2017!
Check out our 2017 Wine and Truffle tour.