Croatian cuisine is based on fresh local produce and seasonal availability, and many restaurant chefs pick herbs and vegetables just before preparation, but there is surely no experience quite like hunting truffles for dinner! Try your hand at foraging with the Kotiga family and their specially trained truffle-hunting dogs in the beautiful forests and nature of Istria. If not to find the treasure, it is the unique chance to enjoy time engaging with the locals in the pretty surroundings of the famous truffle-filled Istrian forests!
The theory of truffle hunting and the stories behind delicacies produced of various truffles that grow in the area can be as entertaining as the hunt itself and are surely necessary to put things into perspective before embarking into the forests.
You will then join the Kotiga family and their specially trained dogs, and head downhill through the steep forests to try your luck with the valuable black and precious white truffles. After all, this is the region where the largest white truffle in the world was discovered! Your efforts and earned appetite will be rewarded by a hearty lunch prepared exclusively for Secret Dalmatia guests, with a tasting of local truffle delicacies including different types of cheese, truffle honey, pâté and even truffle biscuits.
Dress sporty for the experience, and best wear sports shoes and long pants, as you will spend ample time in the forest.
Suggestion: Combine our exclusive truffle hunting tour with a tour of magical hilltop towns of Istria. Nighttime truffle hunting also available!
Private tour and on request only.
Not suitable for guests with mobility issues due to ample is walking in hilly terrain.
Please wear sports shoes and long pants suitable for time in the forest.
Don’t forget your camera!