Truffle in Buzet - the city of truffles
The forest surrounding Buzet is home to a buried treasure. The truffle, this gastronomic giant, starts its big party in September. Spend Truffle Days in the company of giants.
In 1999, Buzet was named the city of truffles in the truffle zone that extends over three administrative areas: the city of Buzet, the municipality of Oprtalj, the municipality of Motovun. At the center of these three administrative areas is the Motovun Forest, a habitat for the Istrian white truffle (tuber magnatum), an expensive tuber whose value is measured in grams. It has a distinctive fragrance, not a very noticeable appearance, but the taste is exquisite. Aside from white truffles, the area is also rich in other types of black truffle (Tuber Aestivum Vitt, Tuber ubicatum, Tuber melanu sporum).