Truffles: Hunting & Cooking & Tasting


Start Location: Gažon, 6274 Šmarje • Show on the map


3 hours


Enjoy a truffle hunting adventure with a professional hunter and a dog. Uncover the mysterious world of the truffles. Experience cooking dishes with truffles and taste a wide array of truffle snacks.

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The Istrian truffle is highly valued by the greatest chefs. It is one of the most expensive culinary ingredients. Let's get to know its secrets: how it is searched for, why they use dogs for hunting and how they are trained, what varieties of truffles we know, what else truffles are used for, why the price is sky-high, the history of (forbidden) hunting in Istria and other facts about truffles. After the hunt, we will cook a typical dish with truffles (Istrian pasta "fuži") and find out which secret ingredient is in the recipe that makes the dish so exceptional. We will eat what we cooked and enjoy it with excellent local malvasia wine. We will also learn how to recognize a meal with real truffles and not with its artificial aromas. Most of all, we will enjoy good company under the pergola of the Istrian homestead.

Start location: Gažon, 6274 Šmarje • Show on the map

Bus stop in Gažon village or another location upon request.

Maximum number of participants



You need to take care of your own transportation.

Difficulty level

Easy (Most guests can participate)

Additional information

Sports clothes and shoes are recommended.

What is included:
  • truffle hunting demonstration,
  • welcome snack: white and black truffle spreads, truffle cheese, truffle salami,
  • demonstration of cooking pasta "fuži" with truffles according to an old recipe,
  • a meal of Istrian pasta "fuži" with truffles,
  • malvasia wine and soft drinks,
  • possibility of buying products with truffles at a discounted price,
  • organizational insurance and implementation costs of the trip.
What is not included:
  • Additional food and drinks,
  • transportation,
  • insurance.