An easy and refined dish ? Sure success with White Truffles Tagliolini.

There are many varieties of truffles, the most common in Italy is the black truffle, while the white from San Miniato in Tuscany is one of the most precious and expensive.

One way to appreciate a good truffle is preparing a fragrant plate of tagliolini (narrow string egg noodles) with truffles.

tagliolini al tartufo

Photo by Vetrina Toscana

Tagliolini with truffles, are prepared with a few simple ingredients, just to enhance the flavor of truffles only, so you do not affect their pure subtle aroma.

Ingredients for 4 people:

350 gr of tagliolini

80 gr of butter

70 gr white truffle

50 gr Parmesan cheese


black pepper

In a large pot bring to a boil enough salted water and cook the noodles “al dente”.

Meanwhile, clean the truffle with a brush to remove any residual dirt, then rub it with a dry cloth.

Melt the butter in a large pan, add half of truffle grated, a pinch of salt and a little black pepper.

Once the noodles are cooked, drain, pour into the pan with truffle butter and add a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and let them cook shortly for a minute or so, stirring with a wooden spoon.

Transfer the noodles served on a platter and serve immediately, still hot, sprinkled with the remaining truffle thinly sliced with the appropriate tool.

With Arianna & Friends cooking classes you can learn directly great truffle recipes, or take a tour and enjoy a fun truffle hunt in Tuscany, Italy. If you’re a truffle lover coming to Italy don’t miss this opportunity.


9-10 ; 16-17 ; 23-24 November 2013 : 43rd Exhibition of White Truffle of San Miniato

The first Festival of the White Truffle of San Miniato was held on the 26th of October 1969 in Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) and after a break of two years (surely meant to understand the potential of this valuable product) it has been held every year since then.
Over the years the festival has grown tremendously and has become today an internationally recognized exhibition: together with the White Truffle, always the star of the festivities, other local products such as wine, cheese and cold cuts are displayed and this makes these three November weekends an important showcase for our area.
Today we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of this enchanting festival. San Miniato has managed to preserve the richness of popular traditions which allows tourists to experience old Tuscan emotions and memories. During the festival a prize is given to the biggest truffle and to the oldest truffle hunter. Also traders display their products, various associations are involved in “feeding the wayfarers” with old-time recipes; the farms offer comfortable accommodations in old farmhouses and all this gives visitors the true taste of the area and a longing to relive the experience next year again.

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42nd Exhibition of White Truffle of San Miniato: 10/11 - 17/18 - 24/25 November 2012



Here we are to celebrate the “King”  : the White Truffle of San Miniato whose quality is recognized as number one in the world.

We are in the heart of Tuscany and here you can find this kind of Truffle which will find its full ripeness and its maximum goodness right in this period. This is the reason why the National Exhibition will take place in the same period every year. This is the 42nd edition and together with the white truffle you will appreciate the best of Italian excellence. The chefs will have an over two kilometers of open laboratory of taste most important in Italy, where the typical products meet the more than one hundred thousand visitors expected from all over Italy to learn the latest trends in kitchen and new alliances of taste . A real festival of knowledge and flavors where gourmets and visitors gather to appreciate the excellence of.

Truffle hunters with their dogs champion will compete in the heart of Tuscany, along the Via Francigena, in a magical land in a pristine environment and from September 10, opening day of the collection of the White Truffle of San Miniato, to find in forests valuable nuggets and try to break the record of Arturo Gallerini. Since 1954, his record stands, since the hills of San Miniato Truffle found the world’s largest. He weighed 2520 grams.

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