Truffle hunting at Meteora
The area of Meteora is a suitable place for truffle hunting development. In the region you can find wild truffle and it is also an easily accessible place. The region can be marked as a truffle hunting area in Greece. The visitor will have the opportunity to experience an alternative activity either in combination with a visit at the Monasteries and other sightseeing, or independently.
The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum is proposing to live and taste this amazing experience.
In the beautiful and unknown forests of the region, near the city of Kalabaka, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a unique truffle hunting, to taste a delicious pasta dish with truffles that are found by truffle dogs, to visit the Museum, to try various mushroom products and to try an exceptional local wine.
This is a complete suggestion, which is unique in Greece. Its combination with the local Mushroom Museum, one of the few globally, makes the whole experience original. While, the comparison with similar foreign activities indicates qualitative and economically advantage.
- The truffle hunting
Participants meet at the Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum and depart for the truffle hunting area, where they arrive shortly.
The truffle hunter and his dog are waiting for them! The moment they meet the truffle hunting begins, while visitors are enjoying it, following the dog in every truffle discovery. The dog stops after a while. It has shown its abilities by finding the needed truffles and it is his owner’s turn to play his role.
- The truffle pasta dish
The chef puts his cap on and he starts cooking. He uses an innovative pan that can fill 50 dishes. He will cook a super delicious truffle pasta dish, in which he will add wild mushrooms too. During the cooking process, he reveals the secret of truffle. The pasta dish is served and the bottles of wines are opened. This is how a tasteful heaven looks like!
- The Museum
After lunch, the visitors return to the Museum. They tour guided around and focus mostly on mushrooms. Then it is time for mushroom delicacies! (Both savory and sweet.) Rich mushroom flavors are there for them to taste. These mushrooms products can be bought from the souvenir shop of the Museum either for consumption or as gift. There are 51 (!) different mushroom and truffle products to choose from. Their package is exceptional and they were created by the Museum, following high quality standards.
The duration of truffle hunting is approximately 3,5 hours.