Tartufo Season in Piedmont

Tartufo Season in Piedmont

In the enchanting region of Piedmont, Italy, a spectacular transformation takes place as autumn arrives. The crisp air carries with it the promise of something truly exquisite: the tartufo, also known as the truffle. As the season unfolds, this revered fungus becomes the heart and soul of Piedmontese cuisine, drawing food enthusiasts and connoisseurs from across the globe.

Tartufo season typically spans from late September to December, depending on various factors like weather conditions and the particular variety of truffle. The elusive nature of these treasures makes their arrival all the more anticipated. Among the prized varieties, the white truffle (Tuber magnatum) and the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) reign supreme, each offering its own unique aroma and flavor profile.

At the epicentre of this gastronomic celebration stands the International Alba White Truffle Fair, just 30 minutes away from our hotel. Alba, a picturesque town in Piedmont, hosts this renowned event, drawing visitors from around the world. The fair typically commences in October and extends through November, serving as a tribute to the revered white truffle.

Piedmontese cuisine undergoes a transformation during tartufo season, with chefs elevating their dishes by incorporating these prized truffles. At Villa Nonna Cicci, we also offer a specialized truffle menu including starters, first courses, main and dessert.

Tartufo season in Piedmont is not just a culinary event; it’s a celebration of tradition, craftsmanship, and the bounties of nature. We only have a couple rooms left until the end of this exquisite season, and we are inviting you savour its magic with us at Villa Nonna Cicci.

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