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 (0.91 lb) that was found in a Dorset woodland. The truffle orchard at the High Clandon Vineyard comprises around 50 hazel trees that have been inoculated with the truffle fungus.