At Josetta Saffirio Wines we usually organise Truffle hunts with the so called Trifulau, the truffle seeker, and his Tabui, the truffle dog. Would you like to live this experience but don’t know what to expect? Never mind, we’ll tell you5 things you must know before booking it!
From the middle of September to the end of December the Trifulau from Alba scours the secret pathways among the hills of the Langhe and Roero areas. Indeed the white truffle reaches maturity in autumn and is at its best from October onwards.
The Tabui is the hound of Trifulau. It is his irreplaceable mate in the search for truffles!
Did you know? Tabui attends university too! We're not joking! At Roddi d'Alba there's the truffle dogs University where they are trained to become infallible.
4.How’s a Truffle Hunt?
Truffles are previously buried by the Trifulau in order to give a demonstration of their work and the Tabui’s one. Since the hunt takes place in a natural truffle setting, we may also found truffles that haven’t been buried artificially but that naturally grown on site.
Our Trifulau’s name is Luca while his dog is Willi. During our guided truffle hunt Luca will tell you all the proprieties and secrets of the tuber magnatum pico or truffle: its ideal habitat, the plants and the woods where it grows, how to recognise it, methods of collection and preservation and how he trains and educates his faithfull truffle dog,