A man, his dog, the night on the hills. This is the life of a trifulau in autumn. Trifulaus are the most characteristics features of the truffle world.
The truffle entered the history of this area in a very natural way, in ancient times. Triffole or tartuffoli were one of the regular Communities’ expenses, made each year to honour lords and feudatars by giving them the precious mushrooms. But truffles were bought also by simple farmers, and when in 1741 count Carlo Giacinto… [Continue Reading]
A few months ago, while I was aimlessly surfing along the waves of the Net, I came a cross an apparently very interesting trailer, which I would like to share with you. It’s a documentary, called “Langhe DOC – Storie di Eretici nell’Italia dei Capannoni” (Langhe DOC – stories of heretics in the Italy of… [Continue Reading]
Castelmagno has got its name from a commune in the Grana valley, where this cheese was first named, about a question of use of some pastures in 1277.
He was born in Magliano Alfieri (S. Antonio) in 1944, to a farming family. He lived his entire brief life in the beautiful ancestral home built by his grandfather a century ago, from whom he took his name. Taking his secondary school diploma from the Civico Istituto Magistrale “Elvio Pertinace” of Alba, he went on… [Continue Reading]