Chianti Area I Montalcino Area, Florence
Departure from
Tuscany Countryside
Location
about 8 hours (cooking class about 5 hours)
Duration
January/April: spring or March truffle – June/September: black summer truffle – October/December: white truffle
Period
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TRUFFLE HUNTING AND COOKING CLASS IN TUSCANY

Meet the driver a the hotel lobby and transfer to the Pienza area for an interesting truffle hunting .Truffles were considered mysterious and divine by ancient peoples. The Greeks believed that truffles grew at the spot where thunderbolts, hurled by the god Zeus, hit the ground. The ancient Romans loved them for their aphrodisiac properties and poet Cicero called them “earth’s offspring. During this activity you’ll learn all the important things concerning this precious product. The experience begins with an introduction to the world of truffle then you’ll move into the woods with your truffle expert and his dog looking for truffles (white winter truffle). Return to the farmhouse for the cooking class. During the lesson you’ll learn how to prepare a menu based on truffle (first course, second course and dessert). You will learn also about the farm, notions on organic farming and all the other activities of the farm.

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PRICING PER PERSON:

DEPARTURE FROM FLORENCE – CHIANTI AREA – MONTALCINO AREA:

€ 680 based on 2 people

€ 540 based on 4 people

€ 480 based on 6 people

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Truffle hunting with truffle expert and dog
  • Cooking course (fresh pasta, meat dish, side dish, dessert)
  • 4 course lunch/dinner (starter and cheese platter, first dish and main course with truffle, dessert, water, wine coffee and home made bread)
  • Private transfer with English-speaking driver at disposal for 8 hours

Notes: For this activity we recommend shoes and clothes suitable for the forest and for a short walk. The activity can’t take place in case of bad weather. Chianti area: Castello del Nero, Castello di Spaltenna, Castello di Casole, Hotel Le Fontanelle, Castello Monastero, Borgo San Felice Il Borro.  Montalcino area: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Castello di Velona, Castello Banfi, Borgo San Pietro

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