Truffle Hunting in Chianti
Another one of the region’s specialties. They are mushrooms found underground, near oak trees, and only grow in a very moist environment. In order to find them, dogs that are trained for years before they can find a mushroom go out and hunt them.
They are given 2 commands: “Where is it?” and “Is there one?” For this delicacy, people pay about 100 dollars/lb. Chiusure town: has an artichoke festival every year in the Spring.
They have a type of artichoke that was brought back from extinction, and they honour it every year. Cheese making: part of Italy’s slow food movement.
Because they are made in a traditional manner, people pay extra for the quality. Chianina cows are famous for their lean and tasty meat.