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Marche Tango Holidays in Italy
Tango Holidays in Italy

Italian Truffle Hunting in the Marche, Hunting & Cooking Truffle, Cooking Truffle Vacations in central Italy between the Sibillini area, a full immersion with hands-on classes,in a wonderful location with swimming-pool, fantastic food and good friends

Truffle Cooking Course Marche Italy

If good Truffle, good wine and cooking are your passions, if a gourmet vacation is what you are looking for, then this Cooking course in Italy is the solution for you!

Truffle Cooking Course Marche Italy

White and Black Truffles from Le Marche, learn more about the seduction of truffle. You will hunt directly accompanied by an Italian Truffle Hunter and his dogs.
You will learn how to cook gastronomic delights and gourmet dishes,
directly from an Italian Chef.
A real Exclusive adventure in the italians traditions.

This season the dates of this truffle course are on request

Truffle Hunting & Cooking Course (Tuber Magnatum Pico) - Dates on Request
Exclusive adventure in the italians traditions

The truffle hunting & cooking course
The Highly prized white and black truffles will be found directly by you! Truffle hunting is first of all a wonderful open air activity that gives the chance to enjoy nature and the company of our fantastic dogs. Truffle hunt requires passion, constance, skill and good legs. To buy a trained dog and to wander around the countryside is not enough to hunt truffles. A good dog can be a great help, of course, but it's necessary to have the necessary skill and to acquire a certain experience, day by day, step by step, with much hard work. The expert truffle hunter knows perfectly how to behave in order to preserve the safety of the environment and of the truffle zones, with the exact knowledge that this is the first rule to not exhauste the yearly development of truffle.

Truffle Cooking Course Marche Italy

The Truffle Hunter
Here in these lands, where the perfumes of the nature lasts inside your soul. I left this area a few years ago to dedicate myself to the export of local black and white truffles for the London restaurants and the Borough Market. The precious tuber was quickly appreciated by important chefs such as Jamie Oliver,Giorgio Locatelli, Carluccio, Gordon Ramsay, Raymond Blanc and others. I returned back home and now I'm here to share with you.

Truffle Cooking Course Marche Italy

The Chef
Behind his joking and informal attitude hides an enormous source of knowledge and information that satisfies both the lover of the Italian Kitchen and the professional. You will learn to cook gastronomic delights and gourmet dishes in his restaurant.

The months of October, November and December are the most important truffle-months, because this is the period of the prestigious white truffle, il tartufo bianco, and we dedicate urselves during this truffle course to this white truffle.

Truffle Cooking Course Marche Italy
Italian Cooking classes
Italian Cooking Courses, Marche Italy

White Truffle Hunting & Cookery Course

Truffle Hunting & Italian Cooking classes with Excursions in Marche Italy & Fun

  • Cooking truffle Course Price:
  • 2000,00 € pp/week
  • Cooking Course Includes:
  • 1 week's accommodation with breakfasts
  • 8 cooking classes
  • 3 truffle huntings
  • 6 half-day excursions Guided tours (art towns, medieval villages, open markets)
  • Visits to local wine cellars with wine tastings
  • Visit to local pecorino cheesemakers. Demonstration of the making of mozzarella cheese, ricotta and pecorino cheeses.
  • A series of lively and informative background lectures on the Italian kitchen and Italian wines.
  • 4 lunches & wine and 5 dinners & wine at the Ramusa restaurant
  • 2 lunches & wine and 2 dinners & wine at carefuly selected restaurants
  • At the end of the Cooking Holiday participants get a cd with the recipes and the pictures made during the holiday course. Next to that participants receive a gift box with: truffles, truffle knife, package of Vialone Nano Risotto Rice and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for prepairing a nice truffle dinner yourself for your friends when you are back home.
  • the ingredients for the hands-on cookery course
  • all land travel in Italy included in the itinerary
  • final cleaning
  • Change of linen
  • water, electricity, gas and wifi.
What is not Included?
  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry fees to places other than those specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • An optional excursion may be offered which is not included in the tour price
  • Personal transport costs, phone calls or tips
Cooking  in Italy Marche
Italian Cooking Courses, Hands-on cooking classes

Cooking  in Italy Marche
Italian Cooking Courses, Hands-on cooking classes

Truffle Cooking Course Marche Italy
Risotto with  Mushroom, Truffle Cooking Course Marche Italy


Detailed Itinerary - Truffle course
Provisional program of the 1 week holiday

This is a preliminary itinerary and will be altered to accommodate seasonal activities or local festivals. We can change the day on which we will do certain activities according to the weather. This is a sample menu and can be altered according to the availability of the ingredients, since we want to guarantee fresh local produce of the season. However the essential content of the menu and itinerary will remain the same.

Hunting Truffle Marche Italy

Hunting Truffle Marche Italy

Hunting Truffle Marche Italy

Hunting Truffle Marche Italy

Hunting Truffle Marche Italy

Hunting Truffle Marche Italy

Truffle Hunting Marche Italy

Italy Hunting Truffle

Hunting Truffle Italy

Truffle Hunting Marche Italy

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Mesentericum Vitt. (Tartufo nero ordinario)

Tuber Mesentericum Vitt.
(Tartufo nero ordinario)
Period :From 01 Settembre
to 31 Gennaio

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Magnatum Pico

Tuber Magnatum Pico
Period :Dal 10 Settembre
al 31 Dicembre

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Melanosporum Vitt. (Tartufo nero Pregiato)

Tuber Melanosporum Vitt. (Tartufo nero Pregiato) Period :Dat 15 Novembre al 15 Marzo

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Brumale var.Moscatum de Ferry

Tuber Brumale var.Moscatum de Ferry Period :Dal 15 Novembre al 15 Marzo

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Macrosporum Vitt. (Tartufo Nero)

Tuber Macrosporum Vitt. (Tartufo Nero) Period :Dal 01 Settembre al 31 Dicembre

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Uncinatum Chatin

Tuber Uncinatum Chatin Period :Dal 01 Ottobre al 31 Dicembre

Truffle Marche Italy: Tuber Aestivum Vitt. (Tartufo scorzone)

Tuber Aestivum Vitt. (Tartufo scorzone) Period :Dal 01 Giugno al 30 Novembre

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Brumale Vitt. (Tartufo nero d'Inverno)

Tuber Brumale Vitt. (Tartufo nero d'Inverno) Period :Dat 01 Gennaio al 30 Aprile

Truffle Marche Italy : Tuber Albinum Pico (Tartufo bianchetto marzuolo)

Tuber Albinum Pico (Tartufo bianchetto marzuolo) Period :Dal 10 Gennaio al 30 Aprile

Day 1 - Arrival and Welcome dinner

  • In the afternoon arrival.
  • 5.00 pm Aperitif and introduction.
  • 8.00 pm Welcome Truffle dinner and wine tasting, Introduction to the course program by your hosts.
  • During each cooking class we prepair a full menu with aperitif, antipasti, first and second course, vegetables and dessert. After each lesson the prepaired menu is served to the participants in the restaurant.
  • On request variations can be made on the menu, like wild boar, bechamel, paté, tagliatelle.
  • Each member of the course receives at the beginning of the holiday a detailed program of the week with the description of the recipes. At the end of the Cooking Holiday participants get a cd with the complete description of the recipes and the pictures made during the cooking courses.
  • Menu Truffle Cooking course Marche
  • Fegato d'oca al tartufo
  • Lasagne al tartufo
  • Carre di agnello tartufato
  • Funghi al trifolo e tartufo
  • Dolce di mele al forno con vino cotto


Truffle hunt in Marche Italy



Day 2 - Truffle Hunting and Cooking course

  • Awakening at the peacefull agriturismo, after breakfast:
  • Truffle Hunting with the Dogs.
  • Italian snack
  • Lively and informative background lecture on the different kinds of truffles (Tuber Magnatum Pico, Melanosporum vit, Brumale, Moscatum, Tuberoumcinatum).
  • 11.30 am Cooking course whith the Chef.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at the restaurant with truffle and wine tastings.
  • 3.00 pm Excursion with visit to cities and surroundings.
  • 8.00 pm Dinner at restaurant.
  • After dinner the evening continues with wine tastings and conversations
  • Menu Truffle Cooking course Marche
  • Fettunta al tartufo
  • Scaloppe al tartufo
  • Mousse di spezie e Tartufo

Day 3 - Excursion to local cheese maker and wine producer

  • Tranquil awakening at the peacefull agriturismo, breakfast.
  • 10.00 am Excursion in the surroundings with visit to local cheese maker (formaggio di fossa and other pecorino's) and wine producer, in the Area.
  • 12.00 am Cooking course whith the Chef.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at the restaurant with wine tastings, Pecorino cheeses and other fresh local produce.
  • 4.00 pm Cooking course with the chef. During this course we prepair home-made pasta and other typical Italian dishes
  • Dinner at the restaurant.
  • After dinner the evening continues with wine tastings and conversations
  • Menu Truffle Cooking course Marche
  • Acqua cotta al tartufo
  • Ravioloni nobili di tartufo
  • Faraona al tartufo
  • Melanzane al tartufo
  • Tartufone dell'immaginazione

Day 4 - Guided tour to Ascoli Piceno and cooking course

  • Awakening and breakfast.
  • 10.00 am Guided tour to the local market at the historical centre of Ascoli Piceno. At the wonderful Piazza del Popolo we will enjoy a coffee or tea at Bar Meletti. This is one of Italies most beautiful bars, with an original Art Nouveau style interieur.
  • Lunch in a carefuly selected restaurant.
  • 5.00 pm Cooking course with the Chef at the Ramusa restaurant.
  • Dinner at the Ramusa restaurant.
  • After dinner the evening continues with wine tastings and conversations
  • Menu Truffle Cooking course Marche
  • Antico tortino di tartufi
  • Risotto e risotti al tartufo
  • Cotoletta all'antica
  • Insalata di funghi e tartufo
  • Torta di mele classica e variazioni come tartatin

Day 5 - Truffle hunting and guided tour to ceramics gallery

  • Awakening and breakfast.
  • Truffle Hunting with the Dogs.
  • Lively and informative background lecture on the truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico)(melanosporum vit, brumale, moscatum, tuberoumcinatum).
  • 12.00 am Cooking course whith the Chef.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at the restaurant with truffle and wine tasting.
  • 5.00 pm Trip to local pottery studio and viewing of the ceramics.
  • Dinner.
  • Menu Truffle Cooking course Marche
  • Uova nobili con tartufo
  • Crema vellutata di porri e tartufo
  • Arrosto di vitello lardellato ai tartufi
  • Pinzimonio con tartufo
  • Dolce di cacao amaro e tartufo

Film of the local pottery studio that we visit


Day 6 - Truffle Hunting and visit to wine cellar

  • Awakening and breakfast.
  • Truffle Hunting with the Dogs.
  • Cooking course at the restaurant.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch with truffle and wine tasting.
  • 4.00 pm Excursion to local wine producer of the vino Novello
  • 6.00 pm Cooking course whith the Chef.
  • Dinner at the estaurant.
  • After dinner the evening continues with wine tastings and conversations
  • Menu Truffle Cooking course Marche
  • Souffle di pecorino di fossa e tartufo
  • Polenta e tartufo
  • Lenticchie di castelluccio al tartufo
  • Carpaccio d'anatra e tartufi
  • Tiramisu di cioccolato spezie e Tartufo

Day 7 - Excursion to Offida and cooking course

  • Awakening and breakfast.
  • 10 am Excursion to Offida.
  • 1.00 pm Lunch at Offida.
  • 5.00 pm Cooking course at the restaurant.
  • Dinner.
  • After dinner the evening continues with wine tastings and conversations
  • Menu Truffle Cooking course Marche
  • Sformati di verdure al tartufo
  • Agnolotti tortelloni e cappellacci al tartufo bianco e nero
  • Trota o Salmone al tartufo nero
  • Biscotti e piccola pasticceria

Day 8 - Departure

  • After preparations farewell and departure.
General description of The Truffle Hunting & cooking Course

The classes are held in English
Recommended equipment for the truffle hunting walks: boots, pants, a wind jacket.
The maximum number of people for each group is eight, to guarantee our guests a personal entertainment and a good service.

Italian cuisine is inseparable from the Wines and the vineyards
the markets and the medieval villages, the landscape and the climate and Le Marche is the perfect place were to expirience the real autentic Italy.

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