When I think about my company, what comes to mind is a nice place to live and work, together with my employees. If I have to conjure up an image to define it, it’s definitely the sun and a nice smile!
The adventure begins
The adventure – because this is what it’s about – started in 1980, with my grandfather and his dog, Sara, a black and white setter, obedient and sweet. It was with Sara that I found the first fresh truffle of my life… And I gobbled it all up by myself!
A true “truffle hunter”
And what stupendous days on “Ciao”, always in the company of Sara, her ears flapping in the wind and her paws resting on the steering wheel, hunting for white truffles and black truffles in the woods around Pietralunga. It was only between 1986 and 1987 that I became a “veritable” truffle hunter, with good experience in the sector of fresh truffles.
In the woods of Pietralunga
I used to have a regular job, but I decided to follow my passion for fresh truffles, even though I wasn’t quite sure where to begin. I’ve always believed, with strength and determination, in what I had in mind. I’ve had to make sacrifices, yes, but I’ve also had moments of great joy… And without this “ingredient”, every job, every experience, risks falling apart.
Being moved… Always!
I’d go hunting for black and white truffles with my dog anytime, anywhere. When I watch my dog hunting for truffles, and happily celebrating finding them, I’m always moved. Every single time, just like the first. It’s the same emotion I feel when I see my fresh truffle products in the display windows of shops in the world’s most beautiful cities: I’m moved!