Zigante Truffle Days 2018: World’s Longest Truffle Fair Opens in Istria
- by croatiaweek
- in Food & Wine
The world’s longest truffles event has kicked off in Istria this weekend.
Zigante Truffle Days will be held over the next ten weekends in the Istrian village of Livade.
Apart from the opportunity to explore and taste truffles, visitors will be treated to a host of various events during the festival, including, an exhibition of truffles, educational discussions, and truffle cooking demonstrations from top chefs.
Held over seven weekends until 18 November, visitors from all over Croatia and all over the world are again expected to attend this unique event.
Besides truffles, Istrian wine, olive oil, cheeses, honey, brandy-herb and other traditional products will be available.
The white Istrian truffle is most frequent and its discovery and classification took place around 1930. After 1945, the truffle arrived on the market through state-owned companies. Since 1990, the Zigante family began commercialising truffles.
In 1999, Zigante found one of the largest truffles in the world near Buje in Istria. That truffle weighed 1.31 kilograms and entered the Guinness Book of Records.
For the full programme of Zigante Tartufi Days 2018 check out the official website here