Truffle Hunting San Miniato

When it comes to delicacies there are few more treasured than truffles – they cost upwards of £2,000 a pound and they lend a delicate, earthy flavour to any dish into which they are infused. What if you could take a holiday that threw truffle hunting into the bargain? If you book a trip to San Miniato you can do just that. These trips will give you the opportunity to find truffles at a fraction of the cost that it would take to buy them.
As you prepare to go truffle hunting there are a few important things that you should keep in mind. The first is that truffles are so rare because they don’t grow just anywhere – while they are more common in San Miniato than in other places, you will still need to go on a literal hunt; you will need to dig into the ground at just the right place to find what you are looking for.
There are a few signs that will indicate a likelihood that your treasure is in sight. The first is tress. Truffles are a type of fungus, and like all fungus they seek out symbiotic relationships. You will typically find them growing on the roots of certain trees including beech, oak and fir. You are also more likely to find truffles in moist soil. The best time to go hunting is between 10 and 14 days after a downpour – the top soil is washed away and you can see them peeping through. You are also more likely to find truffles where there is no vegetation on the ground – they emit a certain compound that restricts the growth of ground vegetation.
Don’t take any chances – book your truffle hunt with Sapori Saperi, a leading tour company in San Miniato. Find out how on their website,