“Of course, I couldn’t forget the record-breaking truffle even if I wanted to, as a lot of things have changed since then. To be honest, though, going to the forest that day seemed little different to any other previous trips as well as later ones. We stumbled upon that truffle by pure chance – in a place we have already walked a hundred times! It had also happened to me that I went to the forest to get truffles for three days straight and didn’t find more than 150 grams in total. The fourth day I didn’t want to go, but I went in the end. I stopped here and there for a while and found absolutely nothing. At seven in the morning, the dogs jumped out of the car and I immediately found a 250 gram truffle. I hadn’t stopped until late in the afternoon. I found four kilograms of truffles that day! I also remember one day in 1982, when I found more than six kilograms of truffles from one in the morning until noon”,
says Giancarlo Zigante, the largest truffle exporter to the USA. Finding the huge truffle was the breaking point that allowed him to pursue his lifelong dreams. There were many dreams and they all led to the creation something that would conquer the world. Something that would be the work of his own hands!