The white truffle

Among the food produced in this area, the white truffle is may be the most internationally known. Every year, in late Autumn, food lovers, hunters, dogs, restaurant's owners, investors, tourists, all are touched - in one way or another - by the 'truffle magic'.

Beside the Alba International White Truffle Festival, with its rich program of cultural, enological, traditional and food events, there are many interesting more truffle fairs in smaller towns or villages of Piemonte.
Here is a list of them in the Asti province:
Montiglio Monferrato - 3 e 10 ottobre *
Castagnole Monferrato - 10 ottobre
Mombercelli - 17 ottobre
Moncalvo - 24 e 31 ottobre **
Incisa Scapaccino - 31 ottobre
Montechiaro - 7 novembre **
Nizza Monferrato - 7 novembre
San Damiano d'Asti - 7 novembre
Costigliole d'Asti - 7 novembre
Villafranca d'Asti - 14 novembre
Canelli - 14 novembre *
Asti - 20 e 21 novembre *
Montegrosso d'Asti - 28 novembre
Castelnuovo Don Bosco - 28 novembre
Cortazzone - 5 dicembre
 * Regional event
** National event

Other than fairs and enjoying truffle in one of the many good restaurants of the area, there's another proposal we are glad to do to our guests: truffle hunting.
It is run by Luigi Castino a farmer/winemaker who lives in the area: this is the real thing, and not a play for tourists, and it pleasantly ends with local cheese, salami and wine tasting at the farm. In case of a successful hunt you might even taste the truffle just found. In our opinion, this is a really great way to have a different and deeper feeling for this wonderful land!

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