Hunting Truffles in Italy
D’Artagnan owner Ariane Daguin recently traveled to Savigno, a small town near Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. She was there to talk with one of our truffle suppliers about the upcoming winter truffle season and tour their new facility where truffles are inspected, graded, cleaned and sometimes made into prepared products, like peelings and butters. The small, family-owned operation is also home to a petit tartuferia where Ariane had the privilege to do a little hunting. She searched the bases of 10 year old oak and chestnut trees for tuber aestivum and with the help of a Lagotto Romagnolo dog, named Pipa, and a few of the family’s grandkids, made quite a haul. Check out the pics.