- Learn how to find the ultimate luxury delicacy
- Behinds the scenes of the world’s most secretive business
- Search for “black gold” with professional hunters
Truffles are, in layman’s terms, a type of fungus, often found in forests, and often very, very expensive. They have been referred to as “black gold” and the “diamond of the kitchen” - just a few truffle shavings can completely transform a dish, and their value means that truffle-hunting is a serious, secretive business. Which is why this Provence gift experience is so exciting - you’ll be joining genuine truffle hunters, and their specially trained truffle dogs, on a beautiful plantation, as they rummage through the undergrowth to find some of these elusive delicacies.
You’ll learn the art of cultivating “truffle trees,” how to clean, store and cook with truffles, and of course be invited into the store to browse a spectacular collection of truffle-related products on sale that make for unique gifts. Country life in Provence is simply splendid - sip a glass of champagne, sample truffle hors d'oeuvres, and wander the farm, with its vineyards, beehives and olive tree plantation. This is not far from paradise on earth, especially if you have a taste for “black gold.”