Would you like to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of truffle hunting with dogs? Follow our truffle hounds through the woods and experience the surge of excitement as they locate this edible treasure. We offer truffle hunting experience days in Dorset and Wiltshire. These comprise:
- Introductory talk on truffles
- 2 hours truffle hunting
- Afternoon tea including sampling of a truffle dish
Our truffle hunting experience days have made Countryfile Magazine's list of the "Top 10 foraging courses".
Places on our truffle hunting experience days are £150 per person. You can book truffle hunting gift vouchers here.
Our West Dorset days start and end in Burton Bradstock near Bridport. Our West Wiltshire site is near Salisbury. Days start at 10 AM and end at around 4:30 - 5 PM.
If have any questions about these days please contact us.
We also offer exclusive, private truffle days for your group - a special occasion or corporate event. These are also available at additional locations nearer to London and can be tailored to your requirements and may include fine dining options. Again, please contact us to discuss this.
Landowners, we are looking for additional sites to allow us cope with the demand for these days.
Feedback from previous guests:
Many thanks for a great day truffle hunting in Wiltshire.Insightful classroom sessions, a lovely lunch, super truffley nibbles, charming hosts at the farm and great fun out in the woods with you and Max truffle hunting. I learned a lot and we found a surprising number of Truffles. A top day out in the countryside. Perfect. PS: the truffle infused Somerset Brie went down a treat at the dinner party last night. TK - Surrey
The day exceeded our expectations and we thought you did a superb job of working with the group. Thank you. PB & EB - London
Thank you so much for such a great day. Marvellous truffles and a marvellous day for hunting them and I thoroughly enjoyed your talk. RS - London
Thank you for a great day out on Saturday, the whole experience was really great from your well considered address first thing, the scrabbling about in the woods, the nice pub lunch and eating the fruit of our spoils in the evening. It was a great present to get and the couple who bought it for me were very pleased that I had such a good time. I have recommended you to my friends so you should get a few more customers. JC - London
Many thanks for a great day yet again. Thoroughly enjoyable and very pleased to come away with a truffle. The day was informative, fun and well paced. Claire MacDonald - Principal, Leiths School of Food and Wine - London
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Thank you for such a great day today truffle hunting! Loved everything about it. AR - Staffordshire
A truly marvellous experience and highly recommended. A great day out in the countryside with James and his truffle dog, who found plenty of pungent truffles. AG - Cheshire
James gave us a very good working knowledge in a relaxed but structured talk about truffles and their likely habitat. Then we actually walked some woodland where we found the real articles, one weighing in at over two hundred grams! He talks the talk and his loveable dog walks the walk ! A thoroughly enjoyable day out. SC - Hampshire
Great way to spend a weekend, very informative and the best fun - like digging for Gold (Black Gold). D&D - Wiltshire
What a brilliant day! from arrival to departure I loved every moment. Thank you, I am inspired!! SB - Dorset
Great day really enjoyed it, learnt a lot. We both a really good time with a good group. We would highly recommend the whole day. MW & DD - Berkshire
A big thank you to you for a fascinating and gourmet day. I felt I learned loads and had some great exercise in the fresh breeze. I really liked the format of the day. SHT - Hampshire
Look at a gallery of photos from our truffle hunting experience days.
|3 October 2015||West Dorset||Day complete|
|4 October 2015||West Wiltshire||Day complete|
|31 October 2015||West Wiltshire||Day complete|
|14 November 2015||West Dorset||Day complete|
|5 December 2015||West Wiltshire||Fully booked|
|12 December 2015||West Dorset||1 place available|
|9 January 2016||West Wiltshire||Fully booked|
|16 January 2016||West Dorset||Places available|
Please note that truffle hunting will require walking on some steep slopes and although we will hunt on sites where we have previously found truffles, finding them cannot be guaranteed. We regret that you are not able to bring your own dog on these days as they will distract our truffle hound.
We ask you to read our booking terms and conditions. In booking places you are agreeing to these. Your attention is particularly drawn to the below extract:
|If the booking is cancelled by the client(s) (for any reason) the following cancellation charge will arise:
And the client acknowledges that it is reasonable for such penalties to arise, given the need for The English Truffle Company to make preparations for a truffle hunting experience day substantially in advance of the day.
Please select the date and location you wish to book places on taking into account the above availability.
If you wish to book more than one place, change the "quantity" on the shopping cart after you have added the below.
We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your place(s) and provide details of the meeting point and notes on what to wear / bring.
You can book truffle hunting gift vouchers here.