Some people grow up around sports, academics, or the arts. For Michael and Marco-- two brothers from Campobasso, Italy, their upbringing was around truffles. As children, their grandfather showed them how to forage for truffles in the Appennino mountains around Molise, Italy.
Michael and Marco were fascinated by the world of truffles, and eventually bought and trained their own truffle hunting dogs. They learned the art of selling by observing the tactics of local roaming vendors selling truffles, cheeses, and meats from their trucks. As teens they sold truffles to bankroll pizza parties and decadent first dates.
The brothers began their adventure in truffle exports in Germany and Italy, then expanded to other european countries, eventually bringing the operation to the United States. When the siblings started importing their region’s famous white Molise truffles some seven years ago, it didn’t take long for the pair to gain their nickname “The Truffle Brothers.” With the help of eighteen dogs, other siblings, their mother, and an extended family of foragers that continues to live full-time in Molise, Italy, the Truffle Brothers manage to supply Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and Dallas (to name a few) restaurants with a steady supply of Italian tartufo.
Today Truffle Brothers have a least 25 different products they import including Truffle Honey, Truffle Cheese, Truffle Oils as well as the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Chili Oils and Lemon Oils with the range expanding every month bringing all the best delicacy’s from Italy to you.
Many people get confused in thinking that it's Pigs who find Truffles which was true but in Italy it's dogs trained specifically to find these fruits of the woods. Michael and Marco's family in Italy are the ones who are in charge of the finding of truffles. Massimo their younger brother has several dogs he has trained to go out with him into the mountains to Truffle Hunt. Without these dogs the truffles you find on this site and in the restuarants around the world Truffle Brothers supply would not be possible without the hard work of these dogs so they are very well looked after and respected animals.
The breed of dog used mainly for Truffle Hunting in Italy are called "Braco Pointer's", "Setter" and "Lagotta". The dogs are working all year round hunting for the White truffle in the winter months October - December, Black Winter Truffle September -March and Summer Truffles May-September.