Truffle Hunting Experience Days

Picture shows a very proud truffle hound with the results of a successful truffle hunt
A very proud truffle hound with the results of a successful truffle hunt

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
  • Lunch
  • 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".

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.

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.

Landowners, we are looking for additional sites to allow us cope with the demand for these days.

 

The truffle hound has indicated that there is a truffle present. Over to the truffle hunters to carefully excavate the right spot.
The truffle hound has indicated that there is a truffle present. Over to the truffle hunters to carefully excavate the right spot.

Occasionally truffles break through the ground surface.
Occasionally truffles break through the ground surface.

Sampling the taste of success - shavings of very fresh truffle topping truffled scrambled egg. Picture courtesy of Norburton Hall.
Sampling the taste of success - shavings of very fresh truffle topping truffled scrambled egg. Picture courtesy of Norburton Hall.

 

Feedback from previous guests:

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

Thank you for such a great day today truffle hunting! Loved everything about it. AR - Staffordshire

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

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

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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

Dates

DateLocationStatus
3 October 2015West Dorset3 places available
4 October 2015West WiltshireFully booked
31 October 2015West WiltshireFully booked
14 November 2015West DorsetFully booked
5 December 2015West Wiltshire1 place available
12 December 2015West DorsetPlaces available

Booking

Places on these days are £150 per person.

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.

Truffle Hunting Experience Day
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£150.00
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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.