PREMIUM TARTUFI

A small truffle for great pleasures.

PREMIUM TARTUFI

A small truffle for great pleasures.

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TRUFFLE HUNTING IN ISTRIA

After the Second World War, Istria was struggling with great poverty and deprivation. Local population had a hard time surviving, and they took on any kind of work to help feed their families. One of them was Luciano Lakošeljac. Luciano took truffle hunting seriously and started training his dogs and exploring the terrain. Training dogs to smell truffles usually takes two to three years, and then the hunt begins. Luciano's obedient dogs Bizara and Pronto quickly learned to smell the striking scent of truffles and became excellent truffle hunters.
The Istrian soil is very similar to the Italian one, and the Italians are responsible for the start of truffle hunting in Istria and the intensive cultivation of the soil that revealed these underground tubers. Since they had experience with truffles, they encouraged their hunting in this area.

SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GRANDPA LUCIANO AND GRANDSON PAULO

The real hunt began in 1991 when Lucian's grandson Paulo joined the hunt. As a 5-year-old boy, Paulo showed a strong knowledge and passion for truffle-related activities. Step by step, Paulo absorbed all the knowledge that an experienced grandpa taught him over the years and surpassed Luciano in hunting and dog training.

Luciano and Paulo shared the same passion, but also special love that only grandchildren and grandparents know. The best gift a grandpa gave to his grandson was Bobica (Berry), a dog specially trained for Paulo and with whom Paulo met every corner of the Istrian forests.

TRUFFLE HUNTING IN ISTRIA

After the Second World War, Istria was struggling with great poverty and deprivation. Local population had a hard time surviving, and they took on any kind of work to help feed their families. One of them was Luciano Lakošeljac. Luciano took truffle hunting seriously and started training his dogs and exploring the terrain. Training dogs to smell truffles usually takes two to three years, and then the hunt begins. Luciano's obedient dogs Bizara and Pronto quickly learned to smell the striking scent of truffles and became excellent truffle hunters.

The Istrian soil is very similar to the Italian one, and the Italians are responsible for the start of truffle hunting in Istria and the intensive cultivation of the soil that revealed these underground tubers. Since they had experience with truffles, they encouraged their hunting in this area.

SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GRANDPA LUCIANO AND GRANDSON PAULO

The real hunt began in 1991 when Lucian's grandson Paulo joined the hunt. As a 5-year-old boy, Paulo showed a strong knowledge and passion for truffle-related activities. Step by step, Paulo absorbed all the knowledge that an experienced grandpa taught him over the years and surpassed Luciano in hunting and dog training.

Luciano and Paulo shared the same passion, but also special love that only grandchildren and grandparents know. The best gift a grandpa gave to his grandson was Bobica (Berry), a dog specially trained for Paulo and with whom Paulo met every corner of the Istrian forests.

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL SENSES

The distinctiveness of Istria makes an addition to its natural, social and cultural beauties as well as to the gastronomic offer which is also made of truffles, kings among mushrooms. Truffles are already a recognizable sign of Istrian gastronomy, an integral part of Istrian dining. Although unsightly in appearance and intense in smell, truffle offers an unforgettable experience for all senses. According to legend, it was a result of thunder being thrown at oaks by Jupiter, took a strong sexual energy from its creator and is now considered a powerful aphrodisiac.

It became a part of world’s gastronomy scene in 1815 when it was served on the Congress of Vienna; over time, Istria has proven to be the region that grows the largest, best quality truffles.

Istrian truffles are our story.

The path from the very beginning to the brand follows below.

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NATURAL QUALITY

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