Roddi andthe university of truffle dogs


It’s simple, if you want to learn something you go to class… here in Roddi even dogs go to school! This is a unique university all over the world, where special dogs train and learn how finding and extracting this tuber from the ground.

Here I met the university dean, Mr Giovanni Monchiero, heir of a trifolau – person who seeks truffles – family. He told me how dogs learn how to seek truffle and he told me about Sunday simulations, a special training for dogs.

Established in 1880, the University was officially open in 1935, during the fifth edition of Alba white truffle fair. This region is famous all over the world for its premium truffles.  In the museum you can see paintings, photos and tools of trifolau – men who seek truffle – (hoes, stick, lanterns). There is also a well-equipped library dedicated to the truffle and its universe.

I visited this special place while I was working on the package 3 days discovery in Langhe region

Discover Langhe with us, if you will bw travelling from October 8th to November 27th we will take aprt at the famous white truffle fair.