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Truffle for Passion Since Four Generations




I Am in Truffle with You



Savini, 4th Generations Truffle-Hunter


Savini Family



Savini is a family, a family who turned its passion into a job.



Since 1920 until today Savini has harmoniously been working respecting nature and people. A story of courage and temper allowing the brand Savini Tartufi to become an important qualitative landmark in the word of truffle.


The '20



The history of the Savini family goes back to the ‘20s. Giuseppe Savini was a farmer from Balconevisi, a small town on the hills near San Miniato. His passion was to go truffle hunting with his loyal dog. A common hobby in the Pisan countryside then and now. Giuseppe Savini was the father of four children, among them the third one was Zelindo. Zelindo starts early to work as workmen at the Villa Saletta estate, near Palaia. Because of his determined and sure nature he becomes a point of reference for the Lords and for the farmers. So he obtains a more important role: he has to take care of the reserves of the estate and to lead the Gambacastelli family’s guests through the woods for hunting.
Among the inalienable ingredients of the lavish dinners and lunches in honour of the Gambacastelli’s guests there were wild game, olive oil and wine, and another fruit of the woods was never missing: Truffle! At that time truffle was not well-known, but those gentlemen from northern Italy, from Lombardy and Piedmont especially seeing the abundance of White truffle on these tables, started to refer to Zelindo for buying truffles he could collect during the week from other truffle hunters.
It could seem a simple hobby but this is actually the beginning of our history… The turning point was marked when Zelindo took the liberty to buy a gift for himself after a long period of buying and selling truffle. He replaced his old vespa with a BSA 1000, a very long for motorbike in great demand in those days!


Zelindo's Motorbike



But Zelindo’s hard-earned an desired motorbike which he used for moving through the Villa Saletta estate, was not digested by the Lord. So he convened and intimated Zelindo immediatly to sell the vehicle, which the Lord himself couldn’t “afford”. Almost like a “truffle dog” Zelindo sniffs the turning poin and not only he decides not to sell the vehicle but he also decides to leave his work place and to start his new life as full-time truffle hunter.


The Montanelli's Bar



He buys a grocery with bar in Montanelli, a little village belonging to the municipality of Palaia, close to San Miniato, the richest area of hunters and truffle hunters. It was a nice meeting point for breakfasts at dawn and early snacks. By leading the bar and living next to them all day long, Zelindo knows always better the world of truffle hunters and can retire to the back of the shop at the appropriate time for the buying and selling of truffles, away from curious eyes. The middle son, Luciano (at the time young pastry chef and great cooking enthusiast) with a strong passion for truffle in his DNA takes care of the bar with his wife Carla, almost as a sign of recognition for Savini.


Luciano, Zelindo's Son



Luciano, additionally, follows and helps Zelindo in his visits to the truffle-hunters in his trips halfway with truffle hunters coming from Piedmont and Milan and in his negotiations. Very soon Luciano becomes the most important point of reference for restaurants and local delicatessen.



Our Values



The experience and competence gained over the years, give savini the ability to generate a very high-quality wide range of products.


The place of these preserved products is next to fresh and fragrant truffles, the result of our land: Tuscany. In these places, Savini has been dealing with truffles for 4 generations. Nowadays Savini is a modern company, an excellence of Made in Italy, looking to the future, firmly maintaining its values.


Nature



Only where nature is intact truffles grow. Tuscany fortunatly still conserves pure green areas, with enchanting places which are very generous in truffles all year long.


Family



Savini is a family of truffle hunters that reaches back three generations. A family working with love and
dedication to detail, who has been able to pass down its secrets from one generation to another. Nowdays everyone in Forcoli, even those with a different surname, have a touch of Savini.


Traditions



Since 1920…tradition in the truffle hunting, in the choice of the best fruits of the woods for famed chefs. Tradition in the recipes and in the secrets for storing truffles in the best way for its fans’ most important occasions.


Respect



For nature, woods, and those people who have always worked in the company. Respect for suppliers, customers and people rotating around the world of this handicraft company in the middle of the Tuscan countryside.


Woods



Different typologies of flourishing plants contribute to the development of the birth of the diamond of the woods: truffle. Ancient oaks, poplars, hazels are only some of the plants of our high and leafy woods.


Truffle Experience - Experiencing Truffle in Every Aspect



The Truffle experience is a total immersion in the misterious world of truffle , an exclusive experience for wine and food lovers. The goal is to offer an unorgettable emotion both in nature and at the table by tasting delicacies combined with selected wines of the area.



Alla Scoperta del Tartufo (4 Hours, Lenght)



In our area truffle is available all year long, for this reason it’s up to you when to do this unique experience. It beginns with the SAVINI MUSEUM where the main steps connceted to truffle of the Savini Family’s history are gone over again: from the ’20s until today. Partecipants are let to the woods with our master truffle dog. This is the most fashinating part of the route and honestly speaking the dog is the real leading actor of the hunt. The relationship between the truffle hunter and his loyal dog is going to leave you spellbound.



The scent of the woods, the dog playing his favourite game: the research of the little smelling stones allowing him to get the delicious bone-shaped biscuit! The tour culminates with a lunch allowing to taste many of our products and fresh truffle of the season. Alla Scoperta del Tartufo is a way for experiencing true nature trough the hunt and taste of the precious diamond of the woods.


A Tutto Tartufo (5 Hours, Lenght)



The program matches a cooking class by our chef to the truffle hunting. Additionally to the experience mantioned above (Alla scoperta del Tartufo), Partecipants receive a Savini tartufi work kit (cap and apron) for sharing the work in the kitchen. The lesson allows to learn how to use and employ both fresh and preserved truffle in a few classic dishes. Our chef will teach the secrets for employing and enjoying the features of the different kinds of truffle: true protagonists of this experience and not only spectators.



Truffle Based Tasting



Truffle Experience, is obviously the single taste of the Savini products too; from lunch to snack, an unmissable occasion for a gustative, emotional noteworthy journey. The tasting can be shaped according to the needs of partecipants.



The Essense - Unique Emotions



The Essence is Something Personal



Game - Emotion - Sensation


Savini's Points



In addition to the space devoted to the truffel experience, our dishes are available in other location.



When it’s impossible to stop and savour fresh truffles, Savini tartufi areas are ready to welcome truffle lovers in the major Italian airports.



Location for purchasing exquisite truffle recipes.






Truffle - Types and Classification - Savini Tartufi


Products Savini Tartufi

Savini Tartufi


Truffle for Passion Since Four Generations




I Am in Truffle with You



Savini, 4th Generations Truffle-Hunter


Savini Family



Savini is a family, a family who turned its passion into a job.



Since 1920 until today Savini has harmoniously been working respecting nature and people. A story of courage and temper allowing the brand Savini Tartufi to become an important qualitative landmark in the word of truffle.


The '20



The history of the Savini family goes back to the ‘20s. Giuseppe Savini was a farmer from Balconevisi, a small town on the hills near San Miniato. His passion was to go truffle hunting with his loyal dog. A common hobby in the Pisan countryside then and now. Giuseppe Savini was the father of four children, among them the third one was Zelindo. Zelindo starts early to work as workmen at the Villa Saletta estate, near Palaia. Because of his determined and sure nature he becomes a point of reference for the Lords and for the farmers. So he obtains a more important role: he has to take care of the reserves of the estate and to lead the Gambacastelli family’s guests through the woods for hunting.
Among the inalienable ingredients of the lavish dinners and lunches in honour of the Gambacastelli’s guests there were wild game, olive oil and wine, and another fruit of the woods was never missing: Truffle! At that time truffle was not well-known, but those gentlemen from northern Italy, from Lombardy and Piedmont especially seeing the abundance of White truffle on these tables, started to refer to Zelindo for buying truffles he could collect during the week from other truffle hunters.
It could seem a simple hobby but this is actually the beginning of our history… The turning point was marked when Zelindo took the liberty to buy a gift for himself after a long period of buying and selling truffle. He replaced his old vespa with a BSA 1000, a very long for motorbike in great demand in those days!


Zelindo's Motorbike



But Zelindo’s hard-earned an desired motorbike which he used for moving through the Villa Saletta estate, was not digested by the Lord. So he convened and intimated Zelindo immediatly to sell the vehicle, which the Lord himself couldn’t “afford”. Almost like a “truffle dog” Zelindo sniffs the turning poin and not only he decides not to sell the vehicle but he also decides to leave his work place and to start his new life as full-time truffle hunter.


The Montanelli's Bar



He buys a grocery with bar in Montanelli, a little village belonging to the municipality of Palaia, close to San Miniato, the richest area of hunters and truffle hunters. It was a nice meeting point for breakfasts at dawn and early snacks. By leading the bar and living next to them all day long, Zelindo knows always better the world of truffle hunters and can retire to the back of the shop at the appropriate time for the buying and selling of truffles, away from curious eyes. The middle son, Luciano (at the time young pastry chef and great cooking enthusiast) with a strong passion for truffle in his DNA takes care of the bar with his wife Carla, almost as a sign of recognition for Savini.


Luciano, Zelindo's Son



Luciano, additionally, follows and helps Zelindo in his visits to the truffle-hunters in his trips halfway with truffle hunters coming from Piedmont and Milan and in his negotiations. Very soon Luciano becomes the most important point of reference for restaurants and local delicatessen.



Our Values



The experience and competence gained over the years, give savini the ability to generate a very high-quality wide range of products.


The place of these preserved products is next to fresh and fragrant truffles, the result of our land: Tuscany. In these places, Savini has been dealing with truffles for 4 generations. Nowadays Savini is a modern company, an excellence of Made in Italy, looking to the future, firmly maintaining its values.


Nature



Only where nature is intact truffles grow. Tuscany fortunatly still conserves pure green areas, with enchanting places which are very generous in truffles all year long.


Family



Savini is a family of truffle hunters that reaches back three generations. A family working with love and
dedication to detail, who has been able to pass down its secrets from one generation to another. Nowdays everyone in Forcoli, even those with a different surname, have a touch of Savini.


Traditions



Since 1920…tradition in the truffle hunting, in the choice of the best fruits of the woods for famed chefs. Tradition in the recipes and in the secrets for storing truffles in the best way for its fans’ most important occasions.


Respect



For nature, woods, and those people who have always worked in the company. Respect for suppliers, customers and people rotating around the world of this handicraft company in the middle of the Tuscan countryside.


Woods



Different typologies of flourishing plants contribute to the development of the birth of the diamond of the woods: truffle. Ancient oaks, poplars, hazels are only some of the plants of our high and leafy woods.


Truffle Experience - Experiencing Truffle in Every Aspect



The Truffle experience is a total immersion in the misterious world of truffle , an exclusive experience for wine and food lovers. The goal is to offer an unorgettable emotion both in nature and at the table by tasting delicacies combined with selected wines of the area.



Alla Scoperta del Tartufo (4 Hours, Lenght)



In our area truffle is available all year long, for this reason it’s up to you when to do this unique experience. It beginns with the SAVINI MUSEUM where the main steps connceted to truffle of the Savini Family’s history are gone over again: from the ’20s until today. Partecipants are let to the woods with our master truffle dog. This is the most fashinating part of the route and honestly speaking the dog is the real leading actor of the hunt. The relationship between the truffle hunter and his loyal dog is going to leave you spellbound.



The scent of the woods, the dog playing his favourite game: the research of the little smelling stones allowing him to get the delicious bone-shaped biscuit! The tour culminates with a lunch allowing to taste many of our products and fresh truffle of the season. Alla Scoperta del Tartufo is a way for experiencing true nature trough the hunt and taste of the precious diamond of the woods.


A Tutto Tartufo (5 Hours, Lenght)



The program matches a cooking class by our chef to the truffle hunting. Additionally to the experience mantioned above (Alla scoperta del Tartufo), Partecipants receive a Savini tartufi work kit (cap and apron) for sharing the work in the kitchen. The lesson allows to learn how to use and employ both fresh and preserved truffle in a few classic dishes. Our chef will teach the secrets for employing and enjoying the features of the different kinds of truffle: true protagonists of this experience and not only spectators.



Truffle Based Tasting



Truffle Experience, is obviously the single taste of the Savini products too; from lunch to snack, an unmissable occasion for a gustative, emotional noteworthy journey. The tasting can be shaped according to the needs of partecipants.



The Essense - Unique Emotions



The Essence is Something Personal



Game - Emotion - Sensation


Savini's Points



In addition to the space devoted to the truffel experience, our dishes are available in other location.



When it’s impossible to stop and savour fresh truffles, Savini tartufi areas are ready to welcome truffle lovers in the major Italian airports.



Location for purchasing exquisite truffle recipes.






Truffle - Types and Classification - Savini Tartufi


Products Savini Tartufi

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