- Truffle hunting walk in the woods followed by a truffle cooking experience near Pisa -
-TRUFFLE HUNTING & TRUFFLE COOKING CLASS  

Half-day truffle experience: walk in the woods
in search of truffles, cooking class with the truffles just found and full lunch



Fresh white truffles sliced on fried eggs




The cooperation of the hunter with the dog




The protagonist of the day

 



Showing a truffle's location

GOLD FROM UNDERGROUND
Tuscany is lucky enough to have not only wonderful scenery above ground but also a real golden treasure in its soil: the truffle. Whether it is in search of the world renowned and prestigious white truffle of November, or the less expensive but still intensely flavored Summer black truffle, a walk in the peaceful woods of the area of the Pisan hills is the perfect occasion to experience the life of a truffle hunter.



DIG OF A DOG
We meet the truffle hunter at his premises (better in the morning) and we let his dog out before leaving for a 1.5 hour walk in the hope of striking gold. While scanning the undergrowth, we are given a lot of interesting information about how and in which conditions truffles grow. When finally some action starts we will see how the hunter and his dog work together to detect truffles. As the dog starts digging and the hunter encourages him to, we can see how truffles hide underground and how the soil must be preserved during the extraction.

LET'S COOK!

After collecting some fresh truffles in the woods we get back to the kitchen of the premises, we get dressed with aprons and chef's hats and we start preparing some specialties that will pair with the truffles. We learn how to clean, slice, process and preserve them and how to highlight their flavor.
At the end of the whole experience the joy for our palate: a complete lunch or dinner made of truffle specialities.
The dinner includes starters, a couple of main courses, dessert
, wine and espresso.

Before leaving the truffle hunter's kitchen, you can buy truffle delicacies as your original souvenir of Tuscany. The whole experience takes place in the area of the Pisan hills for 5-6 hours.


 



Late Summer black truffles and early white truffles

 



A plate of truffles specialties: cheese, cold cuts, crostini and dressings

 



The small shop of truffles delicacies

 



Fresh truffles, just found

 





Rates and enquiries

 


HALF-DAY TRUFFLE EXPERIENCE WITH
TRUFFLE HUNTING WALK,
COOKERY LESSON SPECIALIZING IN TRUFFLES
AND COMPLETE LUNCH


- Rates 2014 -
(rates valid from January to August)

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
2 persons
€ 340
3 persons
€ 420
4 persons
€ 480
5 persons
€ 540
6 persons
€ 600
7 persons
€ 640
8 persons
€ 680
9 persons
€ 720
10 persons
€ 760
extra person
€ 30
child 6-12 y.o.
€ 25

From September to December surcharge of 25% due to the better quality of the truffle

RATES INCLUDE:


+ a half-day experience with a truffle hunter
+ a walk in the woods with the hunter and his dog
+ a private cooking class with the preparation of truffle dishes
+ a complete lunch or dinner (4 courses, with wines included)
+ personal aprons and hats as souvenirs
+ tour available in Italian and English. Tours in German, Russian, French or Spanish are available with a surcharge.
+ tax.

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.

 

 


 

Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This class takes place in the area of Palaia, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.












TRUFFLE HUNTING AND COOKING CLASS IN TUSCANY

 

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