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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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Truffle found in garden inside the M25

Small summer truffle from a garden inside the M25

Every year we get a number of people who have found what they think might be a truffle in their garden. In about half of cases, unfortunately, it is not a truffle but one of many look-a-likes. Often they are found while they are digging the garden, though in many cases, they have been dug …

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It’s too early

Unripe summer truffle - mid May

We are starting to get a few early reports of dogs accidentally finding Summer Truffles in southern England. They are still unripe with little flavour or aroma – it’s too early. They are best left in the ground if you can persuade Fido.

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Our Truffles Served at BAFTA Dinner

The BAFTA menu included our Dorset truffles.

Sustainability was a key priority for the organisers of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) this year. The menu produced by BAFTA’s head chef Anton Manganaro and Paul Bates, the executive head chef of Mayfair’s Grosvenor House Hotel, used seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, and included two vegan courses. Our truffles were part of the …

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Christmas Puzzle

truffle hunting experience day gift voucher jigsaw puzzle

What a wonderfully creative husband this lady has. He bought her a gift voucher to come truffle hunting with us. Rather than just print out the gift voucher to give it to her, he gave her a jigsaw puzzle with a photo of our truffle hound and a truffle, and made a time-lapse video of …

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Business Insider video – 5 million+ hits!

Business Insider Youtube Video

A video featuring The English Truffle Company has had over 5 million hits since it was launched around a month ago. Produced by Business Insider, an American financial and business news website, the video is the latest in their “So Expensive” series. The series has looked at a range of expensive commodities including gold, insulin, …

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Monster Truffle!

606g monster Black Autumn truffle

On one of our a “rent a truffle hound” jobs in a Surrey truffle orchard we found a 606g (1.34 lb) monster truffle (Autumn truffle – Tuber uncinatum) as well as a number of more normal sized ones. This beat our long-standing previous “personal best” of 413g (0.91l lb) that was found in a Dorset …

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Our Truffles in National Chef Finals (YNCOTY)

Our truffles in the Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) competition.

We were delighted that our truffles recently appeared as part of a dish prepared in the final of the Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) competition. Siôn Hughes of The Carden Park Hotel used them in his starter – mushroom arancini with a black truffle mayonnaise. Our English Black truffles are sold to the …

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We meet author Gareth Renowden

Gareth Renowden, author of The Truffle Book.

It was pleasure to recently meet Gareth Renowden, author of The Truffle Book. Gareth is an ex-pat, now living in Waipara, New Zealand, where he is a writer, photographer and truffle grower. His farm is the only one in New Zealand to produce four species of truffle: the Périgord black truffle, Tuber melanosporum, the bianchetto …

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