Istria, the culinary capital of Croatia, is a home of truffles, known as the diamond of the kitchen. If you are curious about this exquisite culinary delight and you’d love to learn everything about it, Istria region in Croatia is the place to be – it is also a home to the largest white truffle ever found, with 1.31 kg.
With trained truffle-hunting dogs, you will explore the forests around Motovun and Buzet and experience a thrill of finding a truffle in the nature.
For everyone interested in cooking with truffles, you will learn how to prepare them and try different truffle delicacies, such as cheese with truffles, truffle-flavored honey, pate etc. You are invited to watch this video, that will give you a sense of truffle hunting experience, that is best from May to October. For more information about activities in Istria, read this.
About Istria region
The gourmet capital of Croatia, the new Tuscany. From truffles, olive oil and famed local wines, to the coastal historic towns of Pula, Poreč and Rovinj, Istria is a gastro and heritage delight. Discover green Istria in the lush hills and hilltop villages inland such as Motovun or the delights of blue Istria, all long its spectacular coast and Brijuni Islands. Modern hotels and authentic Istrian villas only add to the experience. Find out more about Istria here.