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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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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

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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