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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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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“

truffle wall

Truffle wall-from an idea to the project realization

After few months our idea of making a “Truffle wall” was accomplished! The idea was to give a bit of life and colours to an ordinary grey wall. We realized the idea and now we have a beautifull colorfull wall with motifs of truffle, wine, istrian cattle and our history. Thank you Slaven Lunar Kosanović […]


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 […]


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


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/


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/


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.


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 […]


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!


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.


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