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Truffle Fairs in Piedmont

From October 10 to December 8, 2020, Piedmont smells of truffles.

Alba White Truffle
10 Oct 2020 - 08 Dec 2020 Piemonte -Piedmont  Fair | Food/Wine

From October 10 to December 8, 2020, Piedmont smells of truffles.

Given the developments of the pandemic, we kindly recommend to ALWAYS CHECK on the EVENT SITE or the event’s FACEBOOK page if the event has been confirmed.
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The truffle grows spontaneously in all Italian regions and is celebrated in several gastronomic traditions, but only some regions have developed a system of fairs and festivals to celebrate it.
Piedmont is the Italian region where the truffle culture is traditionally more developed. There are many different events such as festivals, fairs and feasts in which truffles are sold, tasted and discussed in workshops.

Among the 9 truffle species considered to be more interesting as food, the white one (Tuber magnatum Pico) is the most refined and it is considered everywhere the king of the table. In Piedmont all the other 8 species are also diffused.

The white truffle is found mostly in the valley floor woods, in the woods along the waterways, in symbiosis with poplars, willows, hazelnuts, or oaks near crops or on the edge of pastures.
The time for harvesting the white truffle is in autumn, starting from October, when it reaches full ripeness.

Piedmont is the only region where truffle hunting at night is allowed, because the dog is less disturbed and, by ancient tradition, because the darkness protects the “trifolau” from curious eyes.
Alba (in the province of Cuneo) is home to the oldest and most important truffle fair in Italy and one of the first in the world: the International Alba White Truffle Fair which is held from October to December and represents a very important event for the city with a huge turnover.
It also combines high-level food and wine with important cultural and musical events. During all the weekends of the Fair, national and international chefs and local chefs alternate with presentations of recipes and cooking shows.

Here is a calendar of the main truffle fairs and festivals in Piedmont.
Keep in mind that some appointments may be postponed or canceled due to organizational issues in this anomalous year.
For participation, we recommend you always check that the fair is confirmed and be aware of the safety rules to be observed

NOTE of October 10, 2020: list in chronological order – provincial capital in brackets – at the bottom the canceled fairs

ALBA WHITE TRUFFLE INTERNATIONAL FAIR – Alba (CN)
on the weekends from 10 October to 8 December 2020 – 90th edition – go to the website>>>

TRUFFLE FAIR – Moncalvo (AT)
18 and 25 October 2020 – 66th edition – go to the website>>>

EXHIBITION OF THE WHITE TRUFFLE MARKET OF THE TURIN HILLS – Rivalba (TO)
7-9 November 2020 – 33rd edition – go to the website>>>

NATIONAL FAIR OF BLACK AND WHITE TRUFFLES – San Sebastiano Curone (AL)
15 and 22 November 2020 – go to the website>>>

NATIONAL TRUFFLE FAIR – TRIFOLA DʻOR – Murisengo (AL)
9 weekends, from 17 October to 13 December 2020 – go to the website>>>

ACQUI AND FLAVORS – REGIONAL TRUFFLE EXHIBITION – Acqui Terme (AL)
21 and 22 November 2020 – see the facebook page of the event>>>

cover photo from the website of Alba White Truffle Fair

Pending confirmation

TRUFFLE AND CARDO GOBBO DAY – Nizza Monferrato (AT)
November 1, 2020 (October 10, 2020: confirmation pending)

REGIONAL TRUFFLE FAIR – San Damiano dʻAsti (AT)
November 3, 2020 (October 10, 2020: confirmation pending)

SUMMER OF SAN MARTINO – TRUFFLE FAIR OF ALTA LANGA AND CEBANO – Paroldo (CN)
6-8 November 2020 – (10 October 2020: to be confirmed)

SAN BAUDOLINO FAIR – TRUFFLE EXHIBITION – Alessandria (AL)
8 November 2020 (10 October 2020: confirmation pending)

NATIONAL FAIR OF THE WHITE TRUFFLE OF MONFERRATO – Montechiaro dʻAsti (AT)
8 November 2020 – (10 October 2020: to be confirmed)

TRUFFLE FAIR – Asti (AT)
14-15 November 2020 (10 October 2020: confirmation pending)

REGIONAL FAIR OF WHITE TRUFFLE AND ROERO WINES – Vezza dʻAlba (CN)
14-22 and 24 November 2020 (10 October 2020: confirmation pending)

TRUFFLE FAIR – Montegrosso d’Asti (AT)
22 November 2020 – (10 October 2020: confirmation pending)

TRUFFLE FAIR – Castelnuovo Don Bosco (AT)
29 November 2020 – (10 October 2020: to be confirmed)

MONFERRATO WHITE TRUFFLE FAIR – Cortazzone (AT)
6 December 2020 – (10 October 2020: confirmation pending)


Canceled Events

TUFO & TRUFFLE FAIR Odalengo Piccolo (AL) 10-11 October CANCELED

TRUFFLE MARKET EXHIBITION FAIR – Bergamasco (AL) 11 October CANCELED

REGIONAL TRUFFLE FAIR – Montiglio Monferrato (AT) CANCELED

NATIONAL TRUFFLE AND LOCAL PRODUCTS FAIR – Mombercelli (AT) 17-18 October 2020 CANCELED

TRUFFLE FAIR – Trisobbio (AL) 25 October CANCELED

TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – Sardigliano (AL) 25 October CANCELED

REGIONAL TRUFFLE FAIR – Canelli (AL) November 15th 2020 (November 8th San Martin Fair) CANCELED