Hunting truffles experience

  • Starting point

    Buzet, Istria

  • Departure time and duration

    on request, duration 3 h (by appointment or needs of visitors can be shorter or longer)

  • Guide

    Croatian, English, Italian, Germain

  • Transport to the Buzet

    on request

  • Lunch and drink

    included in price

  • Price

    depends on the number of people

More info

The unforgettable experience of truffle hunting includes a guided tour – hunt with the trained truffle dogs in a nearby forest, preparing and tasting the delicatessen – the truffles, with cold starters, main meal and dessert, with drinks included.

This entire experience of discovering and preparing truffle dishes is kind of “cooking class” where every visitor get a special treat because with his participation and engagement he created his own special truffle meal.

Truffle hunting

With the escort and our trained truffle dogs we are going to a nearby forest to hunt Istrian underground treasure – the truffle. On our path we pass along the “7 waterfalls” – one of the most wonderful natural beauties of Buzet.

The road is full of numerous waterfalls and natural rocks for climbing which is along to unspoiled nature and hunting, an extra attraction for visitors . While searching the forest to find the truffles, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a unique adventure imbued with adrenaline and joy in moments of finding truffles.

Truffle meals

After coming back from the wood, for our guests we prepare cold starters with 2 types of homemade cheese with, Istrian salami with truffles, various canapes with truffle spreads and extra virgin olive oil with white truffles.

After a cold starters we continue the tasting with preparation of scrambled eggs with truffles, in front of our guests where they participate together with us in preparation.

In the end it follows the dessert – homemade cottage cheese (from a nearby family farm in the neighboring village) topped with pear jam and black truffles or vanilla ice cream with white truffle honey.

Drinks included our home made wine – teran and malvasia, home made juices, tea, water

About the hunt

A truffle hunt is a special and unforgettable event for any fan of this subterranean mushroom.

The specific scent that comes from damp soil, mostly in oak woods, is impossible to discern for human senses, but a trained dog’s sense of smell will feel it and find the truffle.

By rapidly moving its paws, the dog points to the area where it has found a truffle, showing its owner the spot where this underground treasure can be unearthed.

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