Alba International White Truffle Fair

Alba International White Truffle Fair

Alba International White Truffle Fair
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Discover the allure of one of Italy’s most prized foods. At this month-long festival held in the northern Italian city of Alba you can see Medieval activities with traditional dress, watch a donkey race, visit special art and music events, witness the bidding on the stratospherically-priced white truffles, and of course indulge in truffle tastings.
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FoodiesAnonymous
Sarasota, FL166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
This was awesome! Alba is a wonderful town and this fair was super to see. Lots of yummy products made with both black and white truffles to sample, wines to try (although we didn’t due to time constraints) and other local products for sale too. One friend bought a beautiful carved “charcuterie board”.
Glad we went!
Written October 17, 2022
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SanFranAdventurer
San Francisco, CA74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
OK, so it is a bit crowded on a Saturday but it is absolutely worth going at least once. This is a sensory overload in a good way. The whole place smells like truffles. Over and above white truffles, every variety of local Italian specialities is available for sale, including wines, cheeses, meats, pastas, oils, mushrooms etc. You can also order food and wine for lunch at the festival.
Written November 1, 2023
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Jimmy B
Park City, UT509 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
A total celebration of truffles. Truffles for sale, cheese, wine, truffle salt, truffle oils. Big crowds. Fairly well organized. Very unique in the world and well worth a visit at least once. 4€ to enter plus 9€ for two glasses off vino.
Written November 7, 2019
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cmbriner
Milan, Italy28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Alba is a gorgeous, traditional Italian town. The yearly truffle festival is a great time to visit, especially if you can come on quieter days (avoid the weekend). The festival itself is in a tent you need to pay to enter. Get the ticket with the included wine tasting, and after trying two wines at the bar, continue tasting around the whole festival as you find bottles you like enough to buy. Also, make sure to speak to the truffle hunters and smell the truffles, and consider buying a small one to cook at home.
Written August 9, 2018
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Maj-Britt W
Ljung, Sweden111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
If you like truffles and the smell then this is paradise, if you don't, do not visit Alba during the Truffle festival, this year from 8/10 - 27/11. You can smell them almost everywhere in the centre. It's worth coming just for the smell of the truffles and of course the taste as well. In the exhibition there are samples to taste of almost anything flavoured with truffles. There is also plenty of local produce, such as cheese, meat, salami, chocolate, wine etc. to taste.
A unique place to buy white truffles and delicious Piemonte wines. However, if you can resist, you don't have to buy anything and the entrance fee is only €3 per person, but try and get there as soon as they open, because it does get very busy!
Written November 14, 2016
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Kevork D
Chicago, IL33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Our son got was married at Lake Como. My wife and i wanted to extend the trip and after hearing about a white truffle festival we spent two days in Alba before heading to Venice. What a good decision. We were there for the opening parade of costumed flag bearers and a herald music marchers.

Every restaurant had some type of white truffle dish and at prices much cheaper than the US. The Truffle Fest official buildings were impressive in the amount of knowledge they were able to pass on on truffles.

It did not hurt that Alba is located in one of the great wine locations in the world. Barolo, Barbaresco , and Dolcetto vintages that unavailable in the US.

One of the surprises for us was how high end the shopping district was in what i thought was a outlying town (31,000) population. All major designers Gucci, Armani, and may more are side by side.

Alba was a better stop than I expected and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Written October 19, 2016
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DebbieHeathers
Mukilteo, WA138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Don't like truffles then this isn't the place for you. White and black in everything except the wine. The size and the price of the truffles is overwhelming. Small fee to get inside. The town is just overrun with tourists and industry insiders. Took about an hour to walk through and then started again. Lots of samples and things to buy: meats, cheeses, oils.
Written February 7, 2016
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djakob38
Canton of Bern, Switzerland720 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The fair is just a small part of the 'normal' market in Alba where you have to buy a ticket to enter it (3€). The products there (not just the truffle) are quite expensive - it seems like a torist-trap...
Written October 24, 2016
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E28_M5
Tenino, WA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We caught the last day 3 years ago and vowed to return
It's 2 weekends ( Sat. and Sun. only )
Truffles rule but meats, cheese and wine compete
3 euro to get in, 9 more for a wine glass and it is a chance to immerse yourself in ltalys passion for life
Strike up a conversation with others and share experiences of the day and your life
Outside the event is Alba. A gem of a city in Italian wine country
Fantastic food, fantastic views ( in the city, from outlying villages [ LaMorra and Montefort to name only two], fantastic wine and drinks and a chance to rub shoulders with people from around the world - this is living the Italian way - take some home with you, we will make the world a better place
Chow
Written October 12, 2016
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aventurera96
Callington, UK120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
I loved visiting the fair this year. There were loads of free tasters, not just for truffle related products but also typical alba foods like their famous hazelnuts. At the back of the fair you can order some food at bargain prices such as traditional tajarin or eggs with truffles etc. There is a lot of wine tastings too. You can also enjoy live cooking shows and chef talks. The entry fee is only 3 euros (not including the wine tasting, which I think adds a couple of euros to the ticket price). The strong smell of the truffles in the fair is incredible. I'd recommend a visit here for any dedicated foodie or truffle lover!
Written October 22, 2016
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