Caterina, 2011 Truffle Cleaning Crew

Caterina, 2011 Truffle Cleaning Crew

We arrived at Giorgio’s on Saturday and got our first look at what he’s recently been digging up: some beautiful specimens with nice fragrance and good weight. No ginormous ones like last year, but many in the 25 gram to 60 gram range. As always with Giorgio, it’s a family affair. His niece, Caterina, was on hand to help with truffle scrubbing.

Tomorrow we head to Umbria, to see and smell what’s being dug up around there.