[Truffle Hunting in Piedmont, Italy] Meet Ibe, a truffle hunting dog from Piedmont Italy that’s taking us on our first truffle hunt! Truffles are the fruiting bodies of an underground web of fungi. Once the spores are fully matured inside of the truffle it begins to produce its aroma. For centuries, humans have relied on the keen smelling sense of pigs and dogs to locate truffles. Ibe’s wagging her tail excitedly as a sign that she’s found a truffle! [crowd] Wow!!! Black Piedmontese truffle. It’s the most incredible smell! Wow! [Leila] Right? This smells like the pasta we had! Truffles are considered gourmet edibles. They’re famous worldwide in cooking for their distinct and strongly aromatic taste and odor. For more facts on truffles and for recipes on how to cook them visit: www.therecipehunters.com and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!!