You may now order your truffles for Christmas. Some truffle orders will be dispatched on Wednesday 20 December, delivering on Thursday 21. Others will be sent on Thursday 21, delivering on Friday 22. Someone must be in to sign for the package so you may want them sent to a different address such as your workplace or a neighbour. Please answer the relevant question at the checkout to indicate that your truffle order is for Christmas.
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 truffle 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 and / or truffle cooking gallery for guidance, ideas and recipes). They are sustainably harvested from woodlands in southern England 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 checkout 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 hen’s 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. You can learn more about caring for your truffles or find general guidance, serving ideas and recipes for cooking with truffles.
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).
I cannot thank you enough
Just to confirm that not only did the truffle orders arrive – as you promised – but they have now been largely consumed. I cannot thank you enough, nor I know (having just spoken with them) can my parents. For any meal to live with you (in a nice way, flavour wise) for more than 2 hours, is incredible.
the most flavoursome we have ever had
Just a quick note to say thank you for the truffles. I believe they were the most flavoursome we have ever had.
A wonderful truffle
Had a wonderful truffle from you a few weeks ago, thank you.
Isle of Wight
The quality was excellent
Just wanted to let you know our truffle arrived safely and has now been fully consumed. We really enjoyed the taste and the quality was excellent. We will be buying another before the end of season.
Good product at reasonable price
Just finished eating my first truffle from The English Truffle Company & can advise that the product was excellent. Good product at reasonable price & friendly service.
Excellent great quality product
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
Loved the truffle, thank you. We made gnocchi with goats cheese sauce.
Fire + Wild
The smell was incredible
… amazing. Full of flavour and the smell was incredible.
The quality of last week’s truffle was exceptional.
DELICIOUS! Thank you so much
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.
They are fabulous !
Your truffles have arrived, and they are fabulous ! … Many thanks for such a high quality product.
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Thank you for the most delicious truffle
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.
They smell superb
Received the truffles today they smell superb.
Best truffles I’ve ever had.
Best truffles I’ve ever had.
I’ll definitely recommend your company
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!
The truffle is absolutely stunning!
Thanks for sending the parcel out so promptly the truffle is absolutely stunning! Thanks also for your great comms, your advice has been very helpful.
They smell fantastic
Truffles arrived and they smell fantastic, thank you!
You are so generous thank you very much.
My truffle has just arrived – 67g you are so generous thank you very much. I stopped my diet yesterday so just eaten a massive plate of scrambled eggs with loads of truffle – favourite dish.
I must applaud you on your customer service and products.
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.
The truffles are exquisite!
We love how swift James is at fulfilling our orders, and of course, the truffles are exquisite!
They look wonderful
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!
I was unfaithful to you .. very poor it was.
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!
The truffle is superb
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!
It was fab!
Tried them with a large chicken and cognac – It was fab!
Thank you for a wonderful truffle!
Thank you for a wonderful truffle!
it is beautiful
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…
I loved your truffle
Just a quick note to say that I loved your truffle. Will order again.
We had it with some roast chicken last night – delicious.
Thanks for the great service.
Truffles arrived safe and well. Look and smell great! Thanks for the great service.
Thank you for your very generously sized truffle which arrived yesterday. If I had a last dish it would be scrambled eggs with truffle 😁
My guests really enjoyed it
Thank you for a delicious and nutty truffle. My guests really enjoyed it served with beetroot and aged steak!
Best I have ever had
Thank you, just had a little shaving on some scallops they were out of this world, best I have ever had.
The strongest English Truffles I have ever smelled
Just received the truffles, wow what a smell, they are the strongest English Truffles I have ever smelled. Very pleased.
They were fantastic
Thanks for the truffles they were fantastic and appreciated by all. Can I order some more please?
Perfect, brilliant thanks!
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!
I would recommended them to any restaurant or truffle fan.
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.
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 working 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.
When we have sent your truffles you will receive an email “Your order is complete”. This includes the tracking link. If you are not going to be in, on the day of delivery the Royal Mail tracking web page will be updated to include an “Update Delivery Options” button. Once you enter your delivery postcode, this allows you to change the delivery day and options to:
- Redeliver to your address
- Collect from a Post Office*
- Collect from a Delivery Office*
* This Royal Mail web page can show you your nearest collection options and includes their opening hours. Do note that some post offices and delivery offices are only open for limited hours and that truffles are perishable so should not be left uncollected beyond the next day.
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.
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.