One has a nose. The nose scents and it chooses. An artist is simply a kind of pig snouting truffles.
For over 4000 years, humans have been drawn to the magic and mystery of the truffle. Such is the challenge of finding these culinary jewels buried beneath the forest floor, that it’s not called simply a search, it’s a veritable hunt. Little has changed over the ages when it comes to seeking out the treasured tuber, and one thing has remained constant – man cannot do it alone, he needs the help of a keen nose, a refined olfactory sense that can sniff out the musky aroma of the truffle buried among the roots of the trees they use as their host. This is where the trusty truffle dog comes in.
At one time the role of the pig – sows to be precise – the task of sniffing out the truffle has transitioned over time to the dog, due to the pig’s tendency to wolf down the prize and damage its roots. Trained from an early age for this singular purpose, today’s canine companions develop close relationships with their owners, and the bond between hunter and hound is truly tangible as you wander the woodlands on your quest for the sumptuous tuberoid trophy.