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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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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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