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Who are we

ABout Us

A grandfather,a mother, grandchildren and dogs.

The truffle business of the Karlić family from Paladini near Buzet was established last century by Mr Ivan Rašpolić, in 1966 to be exact. Back then Motovun forest was quite bigger than today. Both white and black truffles found in that area were considered to be among the best quality truffles in Istria. However, one of the richest truffle fields now lies at the bottom of the Butoniga lake!


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Training for Truffle Seeking Dogs

The training starts when the the pup is about 3 months old. It should be carried out by the person who spends most time with it, and who will eventually become its guide in seeking truffles. The training is a serious matter, but it consists of various phases and is conceived as a form of playing and fun for the pup.

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The Truffle

Truffle is underground tuberous fungus that is considered to be the height of gastronomy. It grows in the heart of Istria, in a humid and grey soil of the forests near Buzet with the Mirna River running through it. This hidden treasure can be located by means of specially trained dogs.

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News

Ferienmesse fair Vienna

Karlić truffles were one of the presenters on Austrian tourism fair “Ferienmesse” that was held in Vienna from 11th until 14th of January. At the fair, we were represented by Mario Harapin-the owner of gastro shop Delikroat which is located in the center of Vienna. Mario was satisfied with the audience response that recognized and […]

06.03.2018

Season of record prices

Yet another season of white truffles is behind us. White truffle season was opened on September 15th when truffle hunters found large amounts of so-called “Fioron” truffle ( white truffle that is of lower quality in the beginning ) which was a great indication of how successful the rest of the season will be. However, […]

01.02.2018

Festival of Istrian Truffles – Buzet 2017

We were a part of this years Festival of istrian truffles in Buzet. We’ve put a lot of effort to present our business at its best so this year our presentation space was declared as the most creative and most beautiful. See more in the gallery.    

18.11.2017

Tripadvisor’s certificate of excelence for Karlić tartufi

We’ve got a TripAdvisor’s certificate of excellence for 2017! 😊💪 It’s a second year in the row that Karlić tartufi are “Top thing to do” in Buzet and the 5th most popular thing to do in Istria regarding TripAdvisor. We are very proud of our entire team who is responsible for a lot of positive […]

19.09.2017

Karlić family won the Golden emblem of city of Buzet

More than 2 decades of hard work , sacrifice and above all great love for our work brought in our hands the golden emblem of city of Buzet. It is a reward for extraordinary contribution in economic and social development and for boosting the turism in Buzet. We want to thank to all the people […]

18.09.2017

“The full nomad” in truffle hunting

The full nomad, Steffani Cameron visited us in April 2017. Steffani is traveling the world and exploring new cultures and cuisines and she lives like a „nomad“. She left her job and sold everything she owned so she can start her life adventure. We were a little part of that adventure and we are so […]

30.08.2017

Karlić tartufi in Singapore at Epicurean Market 2017

Epicurean Market is a three day long world food, wine and spirits festival held in Marina bay hotel in Singapore. This year Karlić tartufi presented their business through a Masterclass “Fresh Summer Truffles : An Introduction and Hands-On Cooking Demo”. Participants did not just have an opportunity have to prepare truffles in the best way […]

18.08.2017

Nadine Krüger i Nordisch Filmproduction o Karlić tartufima

German TV presenter Nadine Krüger and  Nordisch Filmproduction  made a video for website premiumcamping.de and they have been on truffle hunting by Karlić family, here comes the link of the video: http://www.premiumcamping.de/premium-urlaubsziele/premium-camping-in-kroatien#post_1925

12.04.2017

Travel blog JetSetting Fools thei wrote about Karlić Truffles and Aura Distillery

One-Day Tour of Istria, Croatia: The Highlights

29.03.2017

INSIDER Travel about Karlić tartufi

INSIDER TRAVEL visited us last season. Take a look at the video which was seen by more than 500 000 people around the world!

28.03.2017

Sudjelovali smo na Mediteranskom sajamu u Dubrovniku 2017

U hotelu Tirena na Babinom kuku, po 14. put otvoren je Mediteranski sajam zdrave prehrane, ljekovitog bilja i zelenog poduzetništva. Okupilo se preko 200 izlagača iz 20 županija, ali i iz Makedonije, Crne Gore, Bosne i Hercegovine te Italije. Izlagači su iz svojih krajeva, od Slavonije do Međimurja, od Istre do krajnjeg juga, donijeli pršute, [...] 27.03.2017

Chefovi s michelin zvjezdicama koristili su Karlić tartufe

Posebno izdanje festivala Taste the Mediterraneann, u okviru HTI konferencije, obuhvatilo je teme povezane s važnošću mediteranske prehrane i načina života u razvoju zdravstvenog turizma. Tijekom dva dana festivala održao se velik broj zanimljivih, edukativnih i dinamičnih panela i interaktivnih radionica, a sudionici su bili vrhunski svjetski chefovi okrunjeni Michelinovim zvjezdicama, eminentni govornici, međunarodni znanstvenici, umjetnici, novinari, proizvođači […]

26.03.2017

Gast Fair 2017.

We participated at the fair Gast 1.3-4.3.2017 24.03.2017

Truffle wall-od ideje do realizacije

Nakon nekoliko mjeseci od zamisli do realizacije gotov je naš “Truffle wall”  Ideja je bila da na običan betonski zid koji je godinama stajao tmuran i tužan dodati malo boje i života. Tako da su na njemu danas oslikani motivi tartufa, vina, boškarina te naše povijesti. Hvala Slavenu Lunaru Kosanoviću (graffiti Lunar ) te njegovom […]

23.03.2017

Eva LaRue iz CSI: Miami u Rovinju isprobala jela sa Karlić tartufima

Prvog dana manifestacije pet vrhunski kuhara okupljenih na jednom mjestu kreiralo je gastronomske delicije koje su sljubljene s vinima odabranih hrvatskih vinara na VIP večeri Taste the Mediterranean Michelin chefs gdje su neki od kuhara koristili Karlić tartufe za svoje kreacije  koje je imala prilku i isprobati glumica Eva Larue.

10.03.2017

Lufthansa Magazin

Lufthansa Magazin- 02-2017 – Here we are in the plain 28.02.2017

Domagoj Sever about Karlic tartufi

Domagoj Sever, RTL journalist, visited us in the beginning of Autumn. He tasted Karlić products and experienced truffle hunting! More about his adventure in Istria you can find on the link below! LINK:Potraga za gurmanskim čudom u Karlićima

05.12.2016

15th Weekend Truffle festival-Buzet 2016

From 5th to 6th of November in Buzet was held 15th Weekend truffle festival. As every year at the festival were presented different producers of local products like wine, oil, liquor and meat but the main role (as the name of the festival says) had the truffle. Beside a lot of truffle products and a […]

21.11.2016

Los Angeles Times about “Karlić tartufi”

“Karlić tartufi” are on the list of places everyone should visit in Croatia. Journalist of prestige Los Angels Tims, Margo Pfeiff, visited us this summer, experinced our truffle hunting tour, tasted our products and placed us in his reportage “In old-world Croatia, here are four trendy towns worth visiting“

04.10.2016

Dutch Travellab about Karlić tartufi

Among the 10 must-see sites in Croatia there are Karlić truffles . Travellab.nl recommended us in the report about Croatia . Experience of truffle hunting is memorable for all and so it was for the Dutch team that visited us last summer . See more on the link , and how they have experienced Croatia in […]

13.03.2016

Presentation of Croatian quality Ambassadors

On 25.02.2016., in organization of Green company, in Zadar were presented Ambassadors of Croatian quality. We had the Honor to be part of that great event where we presented our new product Truffella. See more: http://m.ezadar.hr/article/?article-id=8003

12.03.2016

Report in swedish TRAVEL LAB magazin

Report about “Karlić tartufi” business in swedish  FIRST CLASS MAGZIN. See more at: http://www.firstclassmagazine.se/en-rundresa-i-kroatien/

05.03.2016

20 000 Truffles Below the Ground

Great article about us and our products on “Proper Croatia” site. Elisabeth Beagle visited us and wrote in her blog about her unforgetable experience of truffle hunting. Thank you Elisabeth! Check the full article at: http://www.propercroatia.com/20000-truffles-below-the-ground/

13.11.2015

Karl von Habsburg visited us today!

Karl von Habsburg, grandson of the last Austrian emperor, Charles I. visited us today. We were honored to host him and we appreciate his interest in our products.

09.11.2015

Degustcija novog deserta “Slatki tartuf”

U sklopu Festivala istarskih tartufa u Buzetu, Karlić Tartufi su uz pomoć chefa Davida Bernobića organizirali humanitarnu degustaiju novog deserta “Slatki tartuf” čiji je glavni sastojak novo promoviran čokoladni namaz sa tartufima-Truffella. Porcije novog deserta razgrabljene su u rekordnom vremenu pri čemu je prikupljeno 1070 kn te 40 €, a sav je prilog namjenjen potrebitoj […]

09.11.2015

Teranino Truffel-još jedna novost iz Karlić radionice

Još jedan novi proizvod iz Karlić radionice, spoj teranovog likera i tartufa. Bogatog okusa i nevjerojatne arome…..Teranino Truffel. Again something new from the Karlić workshop, a blend of teran liqour and truffle. Rich in taste and full of flavour….Teranino Truffel. ŽIVJELI!

06.11.2015

Mike Glumac visited us with his family!

Mike Glumac, player of KHL Medvešćak visited us today with his family. They were thrilled with truffles and truffle hunting.

05.11.2015

News from „Karlić tartufi“ workshop – first in the world cream chocolate with truffles

Something completely new from ”Karlić tartufi” workshop, TRUFFELLA. First in the world and unique, chocolate cream with truffles, coming in two exclusive flavours, blanc and noir, with a rich chocolate and truffle taste. After much time spent in blending and combining flavours, with a lot of help from our friends and co-workers we came across […]

04.11.2015

Best Food Foraging Spots

For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees. “Dogs can smell truffles when they’re 65 feet deep,” she […]

09.06.2015

Road-tripping Across Istria: The Land of Truffles

Like Oprah (I wish I could start every sentence this way), I have a major love affair with the truffle and have always wanted to have a try at hunting this coveted culinary delicacy, and like Oprah (YES!), I recently got to check this off my bucket list on a road trip across the heart […]

09.06.2015

The top 5 food and drink holidays in Croatia

“In the village of Paladini, near Buzet, the Karlic family run three-hour truffle tours, which begin with an introduction to the history of truffles.

You then go out to hunt for truffles, with specially trained dogs, in the oak woods surrounding the family’s home.”

- The Telegraph / Travel, By Jane Foster, 23 Dec 2014

Luxury Meets Nature in Rovinj

„ I’ve been consuming truffles every chance I get since I moved to Italy six years ago, so naturally I’ve been curious about truffle hunting. I couldn’t wait to join the Karlic family, who have been truffle hunting in the Motovun forest for over 40 years with three generations, for a truffle hunt. I learned so much! „

- By Jennifer Dombrowski — 15.02.2015

Best Food Foraging Spots

“With its medieval towns and bountiful rolling hills, Istria has been hailed as the next Tuscany. Foodies come for the truffles—some of the world’s finest—and can go hunting in the Motovun forest with a guide from Karlić, a family-run company whose dogs are trained to sniff out truffles hidden underground.”

- Food and Drink, Trip Ideas, By Celia Shatzman January 6, 2015

Truffle hunting in Istria, Croatia

“Our hosts introduced us to the two different types of truffles that can be found in the area: the black and white truffles. I was thrilled just to be in the presence of truffles but I almost lost my marbles when I learned that we were going to get to try them. I greedily ate everything I could get my hands on and still wanted more.”

- Captain & Clark, January 7th, 2015

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