What you'll do
Upon your arrival to Tesoro Mio (Treasure of Mine) Truffle Ranch we will welcome you with a complimentary glass of bubbles from one of our local Sierra Nevada Wineries. You will then meet our amazing Truffle dogs - the ancient breed of Lagotto Romagnolo or Italian Truffle Dogs. The Truffle Huntress Mille Fiore (Million Flowers) and her hunting partner Panettone (Italian Christmas Cake) aka Tone. As we gear up the dogs for the hunt we will share some tips on training and motivating truffle dogs. The team will be very enthusiastic and excited as we head out to the truffiere. We will start off the hunt by hiking through the hazelnut grove. During our search for the elusive black truffle we will share with you the history of truffle cultivation, the use of pigs and now dogs for harvesting and the processes involved in truffle farming. You will watch the dogs nose to the ground, as they sniff for the ripe truffle hidden under the ground. Upon discovering a truffle the dogs will paw at the ground and begin digging for our culinary prize. You will have the opportunity to sniff the soil for the mouthwatering smell of the unearthed truffle. We will then move to the oak grove to search for more truffles before heading back to the covered patio where we will taste delicious black truffle hors d'oeuvres. Our goal is to make Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch a Treasure of Yours!
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Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch has provided me the opportunity to share with you my love of dogs, food, wine and the great outdoors. The ranch is one of only a few Truffle producers in the state of California. I began my love of foraging over 25 years ago and with lots of study and hard work (farming) have successfully harvested the cultivated winter Black Périgord Truffle aka the “Black Diamond” of the kitchen. Located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills where there is an abundance of award winning wines and agricultural products. I begin this journey nearly a decade ago training Lagotto Romagnolo, Italian Truffle Dogs to hunt the elusive truffles of the Pacific Northwest. The Truffle Huntress, Mila Fiore was a natural finding her first truffle at 12 weeks old. A year later she was professionally surveying other orchards across the state.
Seasonal Black Truffle hors d'oeuvres and a glass of Bubbles from one our local award winning Sierra Nevada Wineries
Where you'll be
The truffle hunt will take a place on our 5 acre Truffle Grove within the 47 acre Ranch. We will meet, greet and eat on the 1500 Square foot covered patio overlooking a panoramic view of the Sierra Foothills and the Truffiere.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
The hike is of moderate difficulty as one grove is located on a slope. For more info check out the SF Chronicle 3/2019, Guardian Magazine 3/2019, Good Day Sacramento, The Mountain Democrat 2/2019. Please see our other listings for Truffle cooking classes and Truffle dog experiences.
Truffle Hunt with the Truffle Huntress
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