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We can safely say that we are in the heart of fine truffle growing country. Every morning during truffle season our restaurant buzzer rings several times. It is the “trifolao”, the local truffle hunters who are stopping by to bring us their harvest from the previous night of gathering precious “tubers“in the valley. 

It is perhaps a little known fact that our town, Montechiaro d’Asti, is not only home to the large National White Truffle Fair (the first Sunday in November), but that the "Valle Fameria" and "Valle Boriello" are also home to the largest truffle reserve in Italy: “The Big Woods" (Il Grande Bosco). It has over 50 hectares of various types of truffle-friendly plants: oak (durmast), quaking aspen (with white leaves), willow and lime.

"Il Grande Bosco" is an associative truffle-ground, controlled by means of regional and provincial decrees, where the various associates (owners of the plots of land) are committed to the protection of the truffle legacy. In fact, to promote the growth of truffles (which is falling as a result of climate changes - in particular drought and the consequential lowering of the groundwater table - and can no longer meet market demands), these owners have cultivated new truffle-favouring plants. This reserve includes groups


in Montechiaro d'Asti