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RIP Max – 2003 – 2021

RIP Max Truffle Hound

We recently had to say a sad farewell to our Max. He had made it to the grand old age of 17, having retired 4 or 5 years ago as a truffle hound. He came to us aged 3, rescued from the dog pound in Dublin and was taught to find truffles at 7 when …

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We’re in the FT!

The English Truffle Company in a Financial Times truffle article.

Our “rent a truffle hound” service is included in part of an article on truffle finds in gardens that appeared in The Financial Times’ Weekend section. You can read the article “No mere truffle: could this delicacy be growing in your back garden?” here (PDF). We get quite a few excited people having found “truffles” …

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The History of English Truffles.

Truffle hunting drawing

Many people are surprised to learn that truffles can be found growing wild in England. This is not a recent discovery; from the late 17th century until the 1930s, truffle hunting was a cottage industry with the main centres in Wiltshire, Sussex and Hampshire. Those involved were often farm labourers, woodsmen or shepherds, who turned …

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Successful first truffle hunting day of the season

truffle hunting day course happy guest

Thank you to the guests that joined us on Saturday for our first truffle hunting experience day of the season. Their patience and co-operation in working with all of the rules and changes to make the event COVID-secure were rewarded with twenty truffles being found. Rather than the usual afternoon tea with a truffle dish, …

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Pop-up Restaurant Customer to become Permanent

Great to see in The Telegraph that a local pup-up restaurant, and customer of ours, that won a enthusiastic following last year, is to open permanently in October. We supplied Dorset truffles to Robin Wylde in Lyme Regis for chef Harriet Mansell to conjure up dishes such as Jerusalem artichoke, hazelnut and Dorset truffle. The …

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We Take Journalist Truffle Hunting

hand and truffles

Today we took a writer for Berry Bros. & Rudd truffle hunting.  Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop since 1698. Today the company also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, a Wine School and an exclusive fine wine and dining venue in …

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Truffle Road Trip

200g Autumn truffle

We’ve just completed from a three day “truffle road trip” searching in four planted truffle orchards and four “wild” woods across Southern England. The photo shows the best truffle of the trip – a 200g Autumn Truffle. Finding truffles in new locations always adds to the experience. One location was some trees we have driven …

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English Summer Truffles Available Now

Summer Truffle

We have English Summer Truffles available now. Their flavour is described as nutty-tasting, though it and their aroma are more subtle than our Autumn truffles and the Winter (Périgord) truffle. They are, however, still highly prized. These black Summer Truffles are usually sliced or grated raw over simple ingredients such as eggs, pasta, rice, chicken …

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