Truffle hunter extraordinaire.
He's been hunting truffles for more than 15 years—not professionally, but as a hobby (or, as he calls it, "an art").
Ready to Go!
You can almost see her nose twitching.
This sort of terrain—on a mountainside, with clay in the soil, and the presence of oak, hazelnut, and chestnut trees—is ideal for black truffles.
Faina starts digging. In some cases, she can sniff out a truffle as deep as a meter beneath the soil.
Once She's Found It...
Once Faina's sniffed something out, her handler takes over.
Ready for another go.
Giuseppe gets the truffles. Faina gets the treat.
A job well done.