The black truffle of Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard, a real treasure of French gastronomy!
The black truffle, or “tuber melanosporum”, has been found in the limestone soils of the Uzès region from from mid-November to mid-March since Roman times. But it’s in January that the town of Uzès becomes the truffle capital of the world.
when the region’s black diamond is celebrated at the annual Truffle Weekend. This festive weekend, which takes place in mid-January, has been the highlight in Uzès’s calendar since 1994.
See you on 19th, 20th and 21st January 2024 for another truffle weekend!
Detailed program to come…
A PROGRAMME OF EVENTS DEDICATED TO THE TRUFFLE
During the truffle season, the town of Uzès comes alive with special truffle tours and tasting sessions.
The “Comité de Promotion Agricole d’Uzès” (Uzès agricultural promotion committee) organises a wide range of events for Truffle Weekend.
- The “Soirée Vigneronne“
Organised by the “Syndicat des vignerons du Duché d’Uzès” (winemakers’ union of the Duchy of Uzès), this winegrowers’ evening sees Duchy of Uzès winegrowers come together to present and offer tastings of their AOP Duchy of Uzès wines.
- La “Nuit de la Truffe“
A gala evening where Michelin-starred chefs from across the Gard region are invited to concoct a menu of truffle-based dishes using premium, locally sourced produce.
A gourmet dinner rich in truffles that’s guaranteed to delight even the most seasoned of connoisseurs.
- The “Soirée Bodega”
The must-attend event for a fun and friendly evening of tasty truffle dishes and delicious Duchy of Uzès wines, held in a marquee.
- The “Journée de la Truffe“
Come and discover a market devoted entirely to the truffle!
What you can expect to see throughout the day: workshops, fresh truffles for sale, truffle-based dishes, tastings of local truffle products, truffle-hunting demos, talks and events…
The mass held on this Sunday is also dedicated to the region’s black diamond! The truffles are first blessed, and then auctions are organised, with all proceeds going to the parish.
A WEEKEND FULL OF TRUFFLES AND FESTIVITIES
During this popular, festive weekend event, you’ll be able to find and buy fresh truffles directly from the producers. Take advantage of this opportunity to taste truffles and to get some advice from Duchy of Uzès winegrowers on which wines to pair with which truffles.
We also recommend attending the dog and pig truffle-hunting demos.