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Truffle hunting

By November 5, 2012News

From the middle of September to the end of December the truffle hunters of Alba scour the secret pathways among the hills of the Langhe and Roero.

Indeed the white truffle reaches maturity in autumn and is at its best from October onwards.

The truffle hunt usually takes place at night as the hounds are disturbed less and also because the darkness hides the truffle hunter from curious eyes.

The hound is man’s invaluable companion in the search for truffles; thanks to his well-trained nose he is able to track down the precious hypogean fungus which is then carefully extracted by the truffle hunter with a small hoe.