Umbria produces the highest number of black truffles in Italy, and the quality of the truffles is famous throughout the world. Truffles are an integral part of Umbria’s cuisine, and truffle hunting is an integral part of its culture. It’s a beautiful and simple way of life – the mountains, the hunter, the dogs, the forest, a small pick and a leather bag full of truffles.
In Pettino there has been a truffle hunter in every family for centuries. Truffle hunting is a way of life in the village, and the truffles are an everyday part of the diet.
Truffles by now are famous all over the world, and fetch a high price, but truffle hunting is about hard work; walking for hours and hours, loving dogs, living an intimate relationship with the land, preserving the forest for future generations, sharing with other families and most of all, respect for a very precious fungus.
Truffle hunting in Umbria, Italy is a special experience and with our Wild Foods Truffle Hunt you can experience the real thing.