Every year, in November in Costigliole there is “Barbera, the taste of the territory”, a four-day event dedicated to the tasting of Barbera wine, meetings and truffle fair.
This area, famous for the production of wine, boasts soils rich in white truffles, where the Trifolai experts annually enter the Costigliole Truffle hunting to find rare earth pearls of considerable size and intense fragrances.
This area, famous for its wine production, boasts soils rich in white truffles, where trifolai experts find rare soil pearls of considerable size and strong fragrances every year. The area of Costigliole, like all the Piedmont area, boasts several typical dishes such as vitello tonnato, knife-beaten raw meat, tajarin often flavored with truffles, peppers in bagna càuda, roasted or stuffed, cured meats accompanied by DOC and DOCG wines like Barbera d ‘Asti, Nebbiolo and many others. Not forgetting the typical hazelnut cake, collected in these lands, UNESCO heritage, accompanied by Moscato wine.
Depending on the time chosen, you will meet near the forest with our Trifolau
If you don’t have your own car you can require from your hotel in Langhe our private taxi service that will drive you in your truffle tour experience.
Every day there are different departure time. Inquire to know at what time you can have your Truffle Hunting Experience
During your Costigliole truffle hunting tour experience, you will be told what truffles are and how to find them. Your trifolau, along with his truffle dog, will walk you in the areas where you can find white or black truffles depending on the season. In fact, as your truffle hunter will explain, depending on the season you can find white or black truffles.
During your experience you will discover how the dog sniffing near the roots of some trees will catch the scent of the truffle and after removing the dog you can dig into the ground carefully so as not to damage our treasure and you can carefully extract the truffle.
Depending on the time chosen, you will meet near the forest with your Trifolau who will briefly explain to you how your experience will be.
Walking in the woods with the trifolau and his hunting dog. While your truffle hunter will explain to you what truffles are and where to find them will accompany you in search of truffles.
When the truffle dog has sniffed near the tree roots, it will point to the precise place where the truffle is, at that point, together with your Trifolao you will very carefully dig into the ground and carefully extract the truffle from the ground.
Truffle hunting will last about two hours and you will continue walking in the woods in search of truffles. At the end of the path you will return to the starting point and you can continue your tour of Piedmont.