Apart from Istria, which is widely known for truffles, they are increasingly being sought in the north of Croatia.
Excursion "Truffle hunting" is a new tourist attraction of Varaždin County, whose starting point is one of the "Holiday Homes with a Story" near Novi Marof – Countryhouse Pijevci.
A one-day trip to nature and a unique gourmet experience begins with breakfast from the delicacy of the mini cheese factory Fruk and biomanufaktura Petrović. Then, on the hills and forests around the holiday home, the truffle hunting starts. More precisely, hunting for Tuber brumale or folk, winter black truffle. During the trip you will also meet a trained dog of the Lagotto Romagnolo breed. His name is Jeno and together with his owner, an experienced truffle hunter, he will guide you towards finding your first truffle. And of course, teach you everything you need to know about it.
And is there anything better than tasting the found black treasure right away?
After several hours of hunting, enjoy a five-course lunch prepared in front of you by experienced chefs of the Bedem Restaurant. Each course is accompanied by the excellent wine of the Kopjar Winery.
- Meeting with professional truffle hunters and a hunting dog
- Breakfast of homemade delicacies
- Telling stories - about destination specialties and truffles
- Truffle hunting
- A 5-course lunch prepared by chefs in front of you, using freshly found truffles
Location: Countryhouse Pijevci
Price: 1,000 kn per person, provided for groups of up to 14 people.
Duration of visit: 6-8 hours