Piedmont (Piemonte) is the home of the famed white truffle (it is also possible to find many examples of the more common black truffle). In Piedmont the truffelo prefers to use a dog to sniff out the burried treasure.
This year the growing conditions are ideal, we have had a cool September and a very wet summer. Truffles have been appearing iin markets and resaurants for a few weeks. As Autumn gets into full swing so do the special events and fairs to celebrate truffle season and at the same time the wine harvest.
The following list details main events in the provinces of Asti (AT), Cuneo (CN) and Alessandria (AL) Festivals marked with an asterisk* are significant Truffle Fairs (Fiere Nazionali) or Giornata del Tartufo, which indicate a local festival day in which truffles are part of the whole event.
·Oct 4 to Nov 9th, every weekend, Alba* (CN) international truffle fair.
·Oct 5 - Montigliole Monferrato (AT)
·Oct 11 - Odalengo Piccolo (AL)
·Oct 12 - Montigliole Monferrato (AT); Odalengo Piccolo (AL); Bergamasco (AL); Castagnole Monferrato* vendemmia del nonno (AT).
·Oct 19 - Mombercelli (AT); Moncalvo* (AT); Tagliole Monferrato* Sapori d’autonno (AL)
·Oct 26 – Moncalvo* (AT); Incisa Scapaccino (AT); Trisobbio (AL); Brignano Frascata (AL); Sardigliano (AL); Bene Vagienna (CN).
·Oct 30 – Nov 2 - Mondovi (CN)
·Nov 2 - Montechiaro * (AT); Nizza Monferrato* Barbera & Cardo Gobbo(AT); San Damiano d'Asti(AT); Cella Monte (AL); Avolasca (AL); Serralunga di Crea (AL)
·Nov 7 – Nov 9 - Paroldo (CN)
·Nov 8 – Tortona (AL)
·Nov 9 –Canelli (AT); Costigliole d'Asti (AT); Alessandria (AL); Avolasca (AL); Rivalba (TO)
·Nov 16 - Asti* Cucina e Cantina (AT); Murisengo (AL)* San Sebastiano Curone* (AL); Villafranca d'Asti (AT)
·Nov 23 - Castelnuovo Don Bosco* (AT); Acqui Terme (AL); Montegrosso d’Asti; Ottiglio (AL)
·Nov 23 – Nov 30 - Vezza d’Alba* Vini del Roero (CN)
·Nov 29 – Nov 30 - Casale Monferrato (AL)
·Dec 7 - Cortazzone (AT); Santo Stephano Belbo (CN).
·Jan 27 – Scagnello – black truffle (CN)
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