A few days ago we got Giacomo, one of Montisi's five registered truffle hunters, to take us out with his faithful poodle Kika.
Within five minutes, Kika was sniffing and pawing a small patch of ground like a real truffle hound . Then Giacomo took over.
After a few more minutes of digging with his harpoon shaped spade and sniffing fistfulls of earth, Giacomo had unearthed a respectable 40 gram truffle.
A perfect serving for two over scrambled eggs, baked potatoes, or our favorite, taggliatele with sage butter. Don't forget the Barolo!