WOMAN AND TRUFFLE HUNTER: this is Maria Margarita!
That’s not a women’s work. Who said it?
Maria Margarita is a woman and a truffle hunter and she’s one of the few women in Tuscany that can be truly called “Truffle Hunter” with capital T.
With a degree in Economics, a master’s degree from Sorbonne and a broken marriage, she bravely chose to become a truffle hunter and Tuscan woods chose her. In a world of men, highly competitive and also archaic in some ways, Margarita is fully aware she broke the mold. Kind and talented, always smiling and gritty, every day she gains not only the precious tubers but also men’s respect beyond all the stereotypes. “If it’s just a company matter – she smiles - that’s ok but when a woman becomes a competitor… then it all changes!”
Margarita surely is one of the first female truffle hunter and as yet one of the few female truffle hunter in Italy. A woman who was able to change her life and follow her dreams living close with nature in stunning surroundings as Tuscany countryside and together with her dogs, loyal companions of truffle hunting.
“How did I start? I was just separated – continues Maria Margarita – and I got two small kids. The only chance to earn some money and keep living in the countryside was go hunting truffle”.
Simone Calugi from Selektia claims that Maria Margarita has been finding best Tuscany truffle for years. Selektia Tartufi daily choose and buy fresh Tuscany truffle from local men and women truffle hunters. Only by a continuous cooperation with local hunters it’s possible to find the best quality white truffle and bring it directly from the wood to italian and foreign tables. Great Margarita, woman and truffle hunter! Selektia really thank you for your always first quality Tuscan fresh truffle!