Dog training truffles (English Black Autumn truffles / truffle pieces) – NOT for human consumption. They may be small, holey, not fully ripe or offcuts with a total minimum weight of 20 grams. They will have been cleaned (soil washed off). In the season, c. September – c. January, they will generally be supplied as fresh 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.
On occasions in the season, and out of season, they will be supplied from frozen stock and will be defrosted when they reach you. Whether supplied fresh or frozen they should be refrigerated when not being used (see “Caring for your dog training truffles” tab).
We strongly recommend you use Express delivery to get the truffles to you in the best possible condition (Royal Mail First class post).
We strongly recommend you use Express delivery to get the truffles to you in the best possible condition.
Please note, to be dispatched on the day you order, it must be placed by 12 noon (weekdays only). Occasionally, we may not be able to process your order the same day if we are out of the office.
Cost: £3.95 – Royal Mail 1st Class Post. This service aims to deliver your dog training truffles on the next working day.
Cost: £3.25 – Royal Mail 2nd Class Post. This service aims to deliver your dog training truffles in 2 to 3 working days.
Caring for your dog training truffles
Fresh truffles have a fairly short shelf life. They will keep for 1 – 2 weeks if looked after carefully, however the aroma and flavour will reduce over time.
- Remove your truffles from all of the packaging.
- When not being used for training, place them in an airtight container (Tupperware box, glass jar, zip-loc bag) wrapped in kitchen towel. Close the lid tightly and put it in the warmest part of the fridge (generally the top-shelf).
- Check them daily, wipe away any condensation that collects inside the container and change the kitchen towel.
Frozen truffles will be defrosted by the time they arrive with you. They soften as they defrost and will not keep as long as fresh truffles. To get the maximum use from them, you can refreeeze them, use them for training and then refreeze them multiple times.