Alba Tartufi, in Montà d’Alba, offers typical products from the Langa and Roero region, all exclusively purchasable on-line.
You can choose either fresh truffles and/or special products: creams, oils and truffles condiments, sliced truffles or truffles soaked in brine.
Ugo Cauda, the company owner, organizes in person simulated truffle searching combined with tastings of typical local products.
Visits & Tastings
Upon reaching the hunting point, Ugo Cauda will illustrate how the trifulau (truffles hunter) and his dog actually work.
Ugo will provide information about the area and the factors that favor the development of this underground mushroom.
And of course you’ll get to know how to clean a truffle and how to best pair it with food.
The search is called “simulated” because truffles are hidden in advance and the hunt takes place in areas where this mushroom grows more easily.
The areas where the hunts take place are called “tartufaie” and it’s possible to find truffles that have matured spontaneously.
Usually the hunt for truffles takes place in the Santuario dei Piloni a Montà area, a site that is interesting both from a naturalistic and historical point of view.
Upon request you can combine the simulated search with a guided tasting of typical local products.
The products available for tasting are: appetizers, truffle oil, flavored creams with truffles, truffle cream, a glass of local wine or soft drink.
Weather permitting, the tastings take place at the truffles search spot.
On the online store you can buy various types of this tuber.
You’ll find the classic White Truffle from Alba (Tuber Magnatum Pico), the prestigious black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum) and the black summer Truffle, so-called Scorzone (Tuber Aestivum Vitt and Tuber Uncinatum).
Depending on the season you’ll also find the bianchetto Truffle, so called Marzolino, and the black muscat Truffle.
All products purchased can be shipped anywhere in the world via courier, either directly to your home or any address on the order.
The fresh truffles are shipped via express courier, in specific packages that guarantee the product’s integrity right up to delivery. The order is carried out, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances, within 48 hours of order confirmation.
Types of tours
- A - Simulated truffle hunt → 50€ per person
- B - Simulated truffle hunt + tasting → 65€ per person
- C - Simulated truffle hunt + tasting + mix of 5 creams and sauces* → 90€ per person
*The mix includes 5 cans x 180g each of: royal sauce with truffle, truffle sauce, porcini mushrooms and truffle cream, cheese and truffle cream, “sfiziosa” sauce flavoured with truffle.