English Black Truffles

£28.50£85.00

If you have a gift voucher for truffles please contact us.

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Christmas 2018

As a consequence of the summer drought where parts of Southern England had over three months without any rain, there are fewer English truffles to be found this year and the average size is down. For this reason, we are taking a smaller number of Christmas truffle orders than normal this year. We are sorry to say that we have already got to the point where we are now not taking any more truffle orders for Christmas. However:

"Reserves List"
In case we find more truffles than our Christmas order list requires, we welcome customers who would like to go on to our "reserves list" to receive truffles if we have a surplus. We will only take payment if we are able to supply you with truffles. The list will work on a first-come, first-served basis. To go onto this list please email us with your name, telephone number, the weight of truffles you would like (see Prices below) and delivery address (see Delivery below). If we have truffles for you, we will get in touch on the afternoon or evening of 20th December and arrange payment.

Prices
30 grams - £28.50
50 grams - £46.25

Prices exclude delivery.

Please Note
We will be harvesting the truffles on Thursday 20th December and by Christmas Day they will be 5 days old. We usually harvest closer to Christmas Day but this is not possible this year due to a lack of Sunday delivery services.

Delivery
Truffle orders will be dispatched on Friday 21st December. We use a Royal Mail next day before 1 PM service which will deliver on Saturday 22nd. Someone must be in to receive the package. For this year, the delivery charges are higher due to the additional cost of Saturday delivery.

We harvest these Black Autumn Truffles (Tuber uncinatum) from around September to January or February, the end of the season being determined by the weather. They have a delicious nutty flavour and aroma, this increasing through the season as the flesh darkens.

Our black truffles make excellent eating whether sliced or grated raw over simple ingredients such as eggs, pasta, rice, chicken or fish, or when cooked. They are sustainably harvested from Dorset and Wiltshire woodlands using trained truffle hounds and sent quickly to you – no air-miles here! To ensure you have the freshest possible truffles, we do not hold any stock but will supply them when we next gather any – usually every week. Typically they are with you within 48 hours of harvesting for the best possible experience.

We primarily supply direct to the public. Previous customers have included Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Hairy Biker, Si King. Our truffles are included in River Cottage Head Chef, Gill Meller’s new book, Gather. We also supply a limited number of wholesalers, leading restaurants and pubs. Our trade customer have included The River Cottage Canteens and Hix restaurants. Every truffle sold is fully traceable back to the site where it came from and when it was harvested.

To ensure you have the freshest possible 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. If you require them for a specific date, please order well in advance and tell us in the “Order details” at the check out.

For most dishes you will require 8 – 12 grams per person. A starter will want less than a main course.

  • A 50 gram truffle is about the size of a large hens egg.
  • A 100 gram truffle is about the size of a tennis ball.

Your order may be made of more than one truffle, or a piece from a larger one.

Fresh truffles have a limited shelf life so it is important that you care for them once they are with you. Learn more about caring for your truffles here.

We can also send truffle gift vouchers by email if you would like to give a truffle as a present to be used at the recipient’s convenience (subject to availability).

Additional information

Weight

30 grams, 50 grams, 70 grams, 100 grams

Customer Reviews

Thank you for your very thorough response to my query, I must applaud you on your customer service and products. I’m also very grateful for the generous weight of the truffles you sent me, I only realised when making butter and calculating the percentages you recommended.

Your truffles have arrived, and they are fabulous ! … Many thanks for such a high quality product.

We love how swift James is at fulfilling our orders, and of course, the truffles are exquisite ! Honeys of Henley

Thank you so much for sending the truffles to arrive on the day I requested, they look wonderful, I’m sure the recipient of the gift will be just as pleased as I am!

Could you please let me know when you have truffles to sell? I was unfaithful to you and bought a black truffle in Borough Market and very poor it was. Serves me right!

Just a quick note to say that the truffle is superb. I gave the smaller truffle to my folks – and my Mum who is not known for her liking of mushrooms was wowed by the nutty texture and exquisite taste. I’ve managed a small pasta dish, to keep eggs in the same box for amazing scrambled eggs this morning and finally just had a baked Vacherin for Christmas tea.  I just can’t thank you enough. I wasn’t previously aware of English truffles and can’t imagine now going for any other!

My brother-in-law had the truffle (a present) on scrambled egg for supper last night – and loved it!

Just a quick note to say thank you for the truffles. I believe they were the most flavoursome we have ever had.

Tried them with a large chicken and cognac – It was fab!

Thank you for a wonderful truffle!

Just to say thank you so much for accommodating me at such short notice, truffle duly arrived and it is beautiful… I look forward to dealing with you again next year…

Just a quick note to say that I loved your truffle will order again.

Thank you for a delicious and nutty truffle. My guests really enjoyed it served with beetroot and aged steak!

Thank you, just had a little shaving on some scallops they were out of this world, best I have ever had.

Just received the truffles, wow what a smell, they are the strongest English Truffles I have ever smelled. Very pleased.

Thanks for the truffles they were fantastic and appreciated by all. Can I order some more please?

Truffles arrived – perfect, brilliant thanks! Are you out this weekend? Would like some more! Have truffled some ripe Brie and cooked up a Madeira reduction spaghettini for now. Will try more tomorrow!

Great selection, thank you. Just had stroganoff with truffle and a very fine chicken liver parfait which was lifted to a new level with your finds.

Many thanks for our wonderful truffles and a memorable gourmet food experience, we will be recommending you to our friends and family!

The Dining Room at TerraVina uses foraged and fresh produce exclusively from Hampshire and Dorset. We were previously unaware of local truffles and were delighted to try Dorset truffles from The English Truffle Company. The quality is magnificent and in the season they make regular appearances on our fine dining menu to customer acclaim. I would recommended them to any restaurant or truffle fan. George Blogg, Executive Chef, Hotel TerraVina.

Delivery

Please note, we only send truffles to UK addresses.

Truffles are a fresh product and we aim to get them to you as fast as possible. They are only available from September to January or February; the end of the season being determined by the weather.

To ensure you have the freshest possible truffles, we do not hold any stock but will supply them when we next gather any – usually every week (in the season). This means in general, we do not send out truffles on the day that they are ordered. If you require them for a specific date, please order well in advance and put the details in the “Order notes” at the checkout.

Express Delivery
Cost: £7.50
We use a Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed ® by 1pm (next day) service. This delivery requires a signature and will not be left without it or taken to a neighbour etc. You can choose a different shipping address at the checkout and have your truffles delivered to another address such as your work. We will send you the delivery tracking link.

Saturday deliveries are available for an additional £5 charge – please get in touch if you require this.

Got a gift voucher?

If you have a voucher with a code that looks like 2017/18_9999, this is an ‘old style’ code. Please contact us with:

  • Name(s)
  • Gift voucher code
  • A telephone number
  • A delivery address where someone is in to sign for the package. They are delivered with your post on weekdays.

We will contact you when we your truffle is ready to dispatch. Please note the season is September to January.

If you have a voucher with a code that looks like etc5a8706b386c89, this is a ‘new style’ code. You can order your truffles directly from this page. Please enter your voucher code on the basket or checkout page.

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