The Stars of Truffle Hunting

Truffle hunting is an ancient and complex art – the only players are the hunter and his dog. Traditionally, pigs were used to sniff out truffles but the risk of them eating the truffles proved too high, along with the risk to the hunter’s fingers while rescuing the truffle out of the pig’s mouth! Dogs are now more commonly used – they are usually small in size and are trained from a young age to recognise the truffle scent.