Toronto-based ROOT44 is a female-owned and operated company by Wanda Srdoc, a culinary expert, 5th generation truffle specialist (and lover), a dual Croatian-Canadian citizen, and a world traveler. ROOT44 is a sustainable lifestyle company that focuses on fine foods (with a specialization in the world’s top-grade wild truffles) and culinary travel.
Over the past 2 decades, clients who have enjoyed Wanda’s award-winning products, gourmet cooking classes, and highly rated truffle supper clubs, have implored her to take them to Croatia and further to where these coveted tubers are sourced – the peninsula of Istria. This region that borders Slovenia, Italy, and the Adriatic Sea, holds so many culinary treasures beyond truffles – it is a gastronomic paradise! Over the past decade with a pause during Covid, Wanda has had the pleasure of curating private small-group tours through Croatia to provide an authentic, behind-the-scenes tour showcasing the very best places, people, and food…the highlight being a private truffle hunt and decadent truffle tasting at her family’s truffle estate in Istria.
ROOT44 is a subsidiary of White Truffles and P.W.Leopard Ltd. founded in 2005.