Summer Truffles

Two guys from overseas staying with us for the first time wanted to make the most of their precious time here at Bellaugello and had enquired ahead of the possibility of a truffle hunt.  So it was early one morning this week, early because it is hot and best to be outside before the fierce heat starts, that they met up with a local ‘Tartufaio’ or truffle hunter.

As the cars left Bellaugello I hoped that they would return with at least one small piece of this black gold, for even with the best truffle hunter and his dog there are no guarantees that the elusive tuber will be found.

They were taken to a local Oak wood and the search commenced.  A good bit of walking, a good bit of encouragement to the dog, and soon the first small truffle was unearthed.  Followed by some others and a good big truffle, the morning was a success.

Later in the day I passed by their terrace and spied that they were eating fresh pasta with slices of freshly discovered fragrant truffle.  Sheer ambrosia.  As we know here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria, the simple  things in life are often the very best. 😊

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