|You may now order fresh English Autumn truffles for Christmas. We will only be taking a limited numbers of orders so please place them early to avoid disappointment. Please answer the relevant question at the checkout to indicate that your order is for Christmas.
As our truffles are a wild product, we cannot guarantee that we will find the quantity required to meet all orders. They will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. If we are unable to fulfil your order, we offer to supply after Christmas or give a full refund. You must be happy with this risk in placing an order.
Truffle orders will be dispatched on Wednesday 20th December or Thursday 21st December. You will be asked for your preference at the checkout. We strongly recommend that you choose "Express Delivery" at the checkout. This uses a Royal Mail next day before 1 PM service. Someone must be in to receive the package. You can request at the checkout that the package is sent to a different address such as your workplace. "Standard Delivery" uses first class post, does NOT require a signature but does not guarantee when it will deliver.
We harvest these fresh Autumn Truffles (Tuber uncinatum) from around September to January or February, the end of the season being determined by the weather. These truffles have a delicious nutty flavour and aroma. The aroma increases through the season as the flesh darkens.
Our black truffles make excellent eating whether sliced or grated raw over simple ingredients such as eggs, pasta, rice, chicken or fish, or when cooked. Our truffles are sustainably harvested from Dorset and Wiltshire woodlands and sent quickly to you – no air-miles here! To ensure you have the freshest possible truffles, we do not hold any stock but will supply them when we next gather any – usually every week. Typically your truffles are with you within 48 hours of harvesting.
We primarily supply truffles direct to the public. Previous customers have included Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Hairy Biker, Si King. Our truffles are included in River Cottage Head Chef, Gill Meller’s new book, Gather. We also supply a limited number of wholesalers, leading restaurants and pubs. Our trade customer have included The River Cottage Canteens and Hix restaurants. Every truffle sold is fully traceable back to the site where it came from and when it was harvested.
To ensure you have the freshest possible truffles, typically we do not hold any stock but will supply them when we next gather any – usually every week. This means in general, we do not send out truffles on the day that they are ordered. If you require them for a specific date, please order well in advance and tell us in the “Order details” at the check out.
For most dishes you will require 8 – 12 grams per person. A starter will want less than a main course.
- A 50 gram truffle is about the size of a large hens egg.
- A 100 gram truffle is about the size of a tennis ball.
Your order may be made of more than one truffle, or a piece from a larger truffle.
Fresh truffles have a limited shelf life so it is important that you care for them once they are with you. Learn more about caring for your truffles here.
We can also send truffle gift vouchers by email if you would like to give a truffle as a present to be used at the recipient’s convenience (subject to availability).