Truffle hunting Truffle Hunting in Umbria & Tuscany is an old age tradition. Truffles are the fruits of a subterranean fungus that typically grows around the roots of certain trees. They look a bit like a knobbly, rough-skinned potato with a uniquely strong smell that pigs and dogs can be trained to seek out. Truffles are very expensive, but today chefs all over the world use truffles for their strong flavour and these gastronomic delicacies are so prized that they are worth their weight in gold! Let’s go truffle hunting in Italy!