To “find” a truffle, the seeker or “trifolao” must make use of the collaboration of a dog with a very fine nose and trained in recognizing the aroma of this mushroom.
To dedicate yourself to the activity of truffle hunter it is necessary to have a valid card with the payment of an annual fee.
There are also collection calendars referring to the different species of Tuber and which are variable for each region where truffles can be found.
In the woods when the dog sniffs the truffle he indicates it to the seeker who with a particular hoe extracts it with the utmost delicacy.
To allow the formation of new rootlets (which will in turn be mycorrhized) it is of fundamental importance that the seeker puts the removed soil back in place, so that he can hope for the formation of a new fruiting body.