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Discover everything truffle at the International Alba White Truffle Fair

Calling all foodies!

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If you consider yourself a foodie and happen to be planning a trip to Alba, Italy in this last few months of 2023, then you wouldn't want to miss the 2023 International Alba White Truffle Fair. This event is a must-attend for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life, especially when it comes to the world of gastronomy. The Alba White Truffle, with its distinctive taste and aroma, takes center stage at this remarkable fair, which is held annually in the charming town of Alba, Italy.

Truffle Market
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What is the Alba White Truffle Fair?

The origins of the Alba White Truffle Fair can be traced back to the early 20th century when local truffle hunters and farmers came together to showcase their prized harvest. The fair provided a platform for these truffle experts to share their knowledge and passion for these exquisite fungi with the broader public.

What started as a modest event quickly gained popularity and recognition. Visitors flocked to Alba to witness the spectacle and indulge in the unique flavors and experiences the fair had to offer. The fair became a celebration of Alba's truffle culture, attracting not only locals but also truffle enthusiasts from far and wide.

As the fair gained momentum, it became a focal point for truffle enthusiasts, gourmands, and food lovers who wanted to experience the magic of Alba's white truffles. The fair became a hub of culinary excellence, where visitors could immerse themselves in the world of truffles and discover the secrets behind their cultivation, hunting, and preparation.

When is the International Alba White Truffle Fair 2023?

In its 93rd Edition, the International Alba White Truffle Fair is taking place from 7 October 2023 - 3 December 2023.

What to Expect at the Alba White Truffle Fair?

There is a diverse range of events that will take place at the Alba White Truffle Fair, catering to all preferences and ages.

Truffle Market

The Truffle World Market is the highlight of the fair, and is the perfect place for you to taste and buy truffles from various areas in the region. If you are not sure how to choose the truffles, there is a commission of experienced judges who will be on-site to provide you with advice on how to select your truffles. If you have any queries or want to find out more about the truffles, they will also be happy to help!

Aside from tasting and buying the truffles, you will also be able to buy other local products and wines to go along with your truffles!

White Truffles
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Various Workshops

The Alba White Truffle Fair is not just a place for you to taste and purchase truffles. The fair also hosts various workshops, such as a Wine Tasting Experience, a Truffle Sensory Analysis Workshop, or even Cooking Shows and Cooking Classes! These events present a great opportunity for you to learn more about truffles and their culinary application.

Cooking Show
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Truffle Hunting

While truffle hunting is not exclusive to just the period of the Alba White Truffle Fair, it is definitely a good way to get the full truffle experience while you are there! Join a truffle hunting tour and experience for yourself how it is like to seek out truffles in the woods!

Truffle Museum

This year's fair will also feature the Truffle Museum, where you will be able to learn more about the history and culture associated with the White Truffle.

Cultural Events

There will also be various cultural performances and festivals that will take place across the town on certain weekends during the period of the fair. Through folklore events and historical re-enactments, these performances will provide you with a unique opportunity to discover and learn more about Alba’s millenary culture.

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Find out more about the various events and workshops on the events calendar of the fair.

Attending the International Alba White Truffle Fair

The International Alba White Truffle Fair primarily takes place at the Cortile Della Maddalena in the city centre, although fringe events could happen at other locations.

It is recommend to check the event calendar and plan the events that you would like to attend. Note that separate entrance fees would be required for each of the events.