Truffles of Piedmont Italy

White Truffle Festivals

Asti and Alba white truffle festivals

The white truffle is very highly esteemed in Piemontese cooking. The valuable white truffle is found in very few places in the world, and one of them is the area around Alba and Asti, Piedmont.

Every year, usually in the month of October, this type of underground mushroom is celebrated with the International White Truffle Festival - Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba.

The next will be the 85th Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba. It's starts 10th October and finishes 15th November 2015.

You can find more information here:

The Asti Fiera Regionale del Tartufo is in the centre of Asti and is on the weeked around the middle of November - they're very good at keeping it a secret.. The Fiera regionale del tartufo di Canelli e Fiera di San Martin is on the 7th and 8th of November 2015.

Taken from a review about the International Truffle Festival Alba:

It's a great time to visit Alba. The surrounding scenery looks amazing and the city is bustling but doesn't get too crazy. You have to visit the truffle festival at least once. It's fantastic. It's about wine, food and not just truffles.

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