Alba White Truffle Festival 2016

Alba White Truffle
Alba White Truffle or Tartufo Bianca d'Alba is shaved over pasta, fried eggs, risotto - anything and everything. Even gelato!

Details on The Alba White Truffle Festival 2016! 

It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter, which means it is truffle time in Alba! Here’s what you need to know and some of the activities going on during the Alba White Truffle Festival 2016.

The Alba White Truffle Festival 2016 Market

The market is the biggest draw of the program. In fact, it is the largest international exhibition of truffles anywhere in the world. In addition to white and black truffles, you will find specialities from all over the region – hazelnuts, cheese, salumi, wine, and more.

2015 Alba White Truffle Prices: 

The Alba White Truffles Tartufo Bianco d’Alba are sold in shavings by the gram. In 2015 they went for as much as $1200 a pound wholesale – 67 percent higher than 2014 and the highest since 2012.  

The market runs every Saturday and Sunday in October and November. Each day the local truffle hunters trifolao bring thousands of batches of freshly picked truffles to sell to the masses. According to the fair, each truffle is checked to guarantee quality prior to the daily opening. Customers can have their purchases reviewed during opening hours at the Customer Information Desk. 

  • Alba White Truffle Festival 2016 Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday from October 8 to November 27.
  • Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Cortile della Maddalena,Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 19 – Alba; Just head up the main street in Alba’s centro storico (historic center). It’s about midway between Piazza Savona (now Piazza Michele Ferrero) and Piazza del Duomo (Piazza Risogimento).
  • Admission:
    • Adults: 3 euros
    • Groups of 30+: 2.5o euros
    • Children 15 and up: Free

alba white truffle

Truffle Sensory Analysis Workshop

Learn how to identify a good truffle, how to store it, and the best way to eat it. The workshop is led by a sensory analysis judge.

  • When: Saturday and Sundays during the Alba White Truffle Festival 2016 (October 8 to November 27).
  • Time: Saturdays at 11:00 and 15:00, Sundays at 11:00.
  • Where: Cortile della Maddalena, Sala Workshop
  • Booking: Contact Centro Nazionale Studi Tartufo, Piazza Risorgimento, 2 
    tel. +39 0173 228190, www.tuber.itinfo@tuber.it 

alba black truffle

Wine Tasting Experience

Each weekend oenologists and sommeliers take participants through locals wines with insight into characteristics, growing methods, traditions, and more.

Those are the main events for the Alba White Truffle Festival 2016!

If you are in the area and looking for a Barolo wine tour, contact us! We’d love to show you the area. We can also arrange truffle hunts and cooking courses.

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2 Comments

    • Ciao, Danny –

      Thanks for reading! Two years ago they had separate days for English and Italian. But, last year they offered English translation on request for each session. If you book, I’d suggest just asking for English translation and they should be able to accommodate or give you the date that you can get it in English.

      Enjoy your time in the area! Val

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