Extraordinary Food-Focused Experiences

From foraging to pheasant hunting, these 11 hotels cater to gourmands by offering hands-on ways to taste local cuisine.

Courtesy of Castello di Casole
OF 12

Tuscan Truffle Package, Castello di Casole, Tuscany

Come fall, the forests near this 10th-century castle-turned-luxury resort teem with hidden treasure: black, white and muscat truffles. This package includes accommodations in one of the hotel’s 41 unique suites—possibly in the tower or the former priest’s quarters—plus a half-day truffle hunt with both an expert forager and a truffle-sniffing dog. Following the morning’s hunt, you’ll sit down to a three-course truffle lunch prepared by resort chef Daniele Sera, complete with wine pairings from the property’s winery. Take-home souvenirs include copies of Sera’s favorite truffle recipes, as well as a bottle of wine and an official Castello apron. Package starts at $1,200 per night, including accommodations; Località Querceto; 888-548-9429; castellodicasole.com.