A memorable day from start to finish. Recommended by our son who had already been and was most keen for us to experience this too. Our excursion started in the four wheel drive with our knowledgeable guide, "Mac", to the Beech Forest where the truffle hunt began. The trained dogs were totally focused and extremely successful. Accompanying them and their handler during the stroll through the beautiful surroundings was most enjoyable. Afterwards, on our way to the 4500 foot summit, we passed goat and beef herds which were accompanied by very large dogs, specially bred to protect the herds from predators. While taking in the incredible view we were treated with truffle omelettes, organic cheese and sparkling wine.
From there it was back to the 500 year old farm house where we were educated on the cheese production and given a 'master class' in pasta making. Afterwards we sat under the grove of trees with the resident Italian family and were treated to an organic gastronomic feast (including the freshly made pasta), accompanied by local wines.
We did not know what to expect but we thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience. A real highlight of our two month holiday.
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