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. The same species are found across a wide part of Europe; they are close cousins to the famous black truffle – the Black Winter or Périgord and can be used interchangeably with them in recipes. 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 (see our cooking with truffles page for more ideas and recipes). 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, typically we do not hold any stock but will supply them when we next gather any – usually every Tuesday or Wednesday 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 tell us in the “Order details” at the check out bearing in mind the above schedule. After harvesting, washing and packing, we send them to you using a next day delivery service. Typically your truffles are with you within 48 hours of harvesting for the best possible experience.
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.
Some orders are fulfilled with pieces cut from larger truffles or made up of several smaller truffles. As we are harvesting from the wild, we are constrained by what we find. Some may have dog claw marks (over-enthusiastic hound!), natural cavities or slight damage.
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. General guidance, serving ideas and recipes for cooking with truffles can be found 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).
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“Like a fool, I didn’t photog, but tonight had mandolined roasted potatoes (cheese scree, then grilled, for last 5 mins), served with grated black truffle (from @EnglishTruffles). Joy!”
“Golly this was a joy! Cold turkey breast; with Stilton-infused mash; butter-roasted hispi cabbage, with a beef jus; with grated @EnglishTruffles black truffle gaily adorning the mash”
“What a sumptuous, yet startlingly simple, start to a meal… @EnglishTruffles English autumn truffle; mandoline’d at the wafer-thin setting; generously drizzled in the *best* olive oil you have; fat pinches of @Halen_Mon salt; warm, good bread. Heaven! Heaven I tell you…”
I ordered and received truffle from you for Christmas. Excellent great quality product. Please let me know whenever you have more available for purchase. I will definitely have more.
Loved the truffle, thank you. We made gnocchi with goats cheese sauce.
… amazing. Full of flavour and the smell was incredible.
The quality of last week’s truffle was exceptional.
I wanted to say how bowled over I was by the trouble you went to to secure me some truffles against all the odds! I am so grateful, and they really made my daughter’s 21st birthday. She loved them, and we had them cooked very simply with a smidgeon of garlic, cognac and butter with pasta. DELICIOUS! Thank you so much.
Received the truffles today they smell superb.
Just wanted to say thank you for the most delicious truffle you sent us. It arrived over two weeks ago and is still going strong. First time we’ve ever treated ourselves and it’s bloomin’ delicious.
Best truffles I’ve ever had.
Just wanted to thank you for the excellent service. The truffles arrived timely and on the very day I was hoping to receive them. They were exactly how I was hoping them to be, and the care leaflet was very helpful and informative with some good tips on it. Thanks again, I’ll definitely recommend your company and service to friends.
I ordered a truffle for a present recently and it was amazing. Great service too. Thanks!
Thanks for sending the parcel out so promptly the truffle is absolutely stunning!
Truffles arrived and they smell fantastic, thank you!
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.
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 Tuesday or Wednesday (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.
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.
* Exceptions apply to Highland and Island locations. See Postcodes and exceptions on this page for details.
No shipping charge
This option applies to products that are sent electronically (gift vouchers), to event bookings (truffle hunting experience days and truffle dog training workshops) or when you would like to collect your truffles at one of our events which you are booked on. If you chose this but your order needs to be sent to you, we will require the delivery fee before dispatching to you.
Got a gift voucher?
You can order your truffles from this page. It is fairly straightforward and most people manage unguided. If you need help the stages are:
- Choose the weight of truffles your voucher is for.
- Press the “Add to basket” button.
- Press the “View the basket” button.
- On the Basket page, enter your voucher code into the long grey box.
- Press the long button just below – “Apply gift voucher or coupon code“.
- You should get a “Coupon code applied successfully.” message above.
- Press the long button “Proceed to checkout” at the bottom right of the page.
- Fill out the required details on the checkout page and finally press the “Place order” button.
- You will receive an order receipt email.
- When we have dispatched your order we will send you an email to tell you your order is complete.
Should you have any problems using your voucher, please look at the information on this page . Then contact us with:
- Gift voucher code.
- Truffle weight required.
- A phone number.