There is no love sincerer
than the love of food
George Bernard Shaw
AMONGST THE WOODS
Searching for truffles in the enchanting Marche and Umbrian regions of central Italy is not only a magical experience but a true adventure. On a long walk through the stunning countryside in the foothills of the Sibillini mountains with an experienced truffle hunter and his dogs, we learn how to seek these gorgeous tubers, all the while participating in a time-honored tradition.
Of the truffle, 19th century French author Alexandre Dumas had this to say: “The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated, and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord.”
Why not share in our passion from afar? The idea of watching your truffle tree grow and savouring fresh truffles from it is not only romantic but also means that you will be playing your part in supporting sustainable, eco-friendly farming methods, and reducing CO2 emissions.
Nestled among the breathtaking Apennine mountains, the central Italian regions of Le Marche and Umbria are alive with gastronomic traditions and a still thriving culture from a distant past. Our inspiration at La Cerqua is born of our passion to share our delicacies with you.