October through November is white truffle season in Italy, it also just happens to be our favorite time of the year. In most major cities around the world you will find multiple truffle dishes on seasonal menus, and who doesn’t want authentic truffle on their pizza? But to experience this secretive truffle culture steeped in tradition one must go to the source, and there are many opportunities…
For the adventurous truffle lover who wants to get their hands dirty, there are special truffle hunting excursions available. From Tuscany to Piedmont there are opportunities to meet a true trifulau, truffle hunter, and his trusted hound to learn all you can about this wild delicacy. Gain a true understanding for this secretive profession that is steeped in tradition and inherited skill.
For those who do not want to spend hours in the forests of Italy, there are quite a few truffle fairs in the heart of some of Italy’s most breathtaking cities. The Alba White Truffle Fair is one of the most famous, and arguably the best in all of Italy. Truffles are not the only thing on display during the Alba White Truffle Fair, with over one hundred exhibitors the gastronomic culture of the region is on full display. If you are looking for more of a medieval backdrop for your truffle fair, be sure to visit San Miniato, in Tuscany, for their Truffle fair the second, third, and fourth weekends in November.