In this video, Loki, a three month old Pointer learns how to find truffles. There are three stages to truffle training and in this first part we teach Loki how to sniff out truffles in the house. We use rewards to train the dog, these should be high value, something he or she particularly enjoys. […]
Although you can certainly teach older dogs to find truffles, the early you begin training the better. I always try to get the young dog used to the smell of truffles very quickly. More importantly I want the connection between that smell and the reward of delicious food imprinted on the dog’s developing brain. This […]
There are two factors which are more important than the actual breed of the truffle dog. The first is the dog’s temperament and the second is the hunter. As dog and hunter work together as a team, it is vital that the two are well suited to one another….
When you find a large white truffle there is always a heady mixture of exuberance and stress. Truffles of this size can be worth a lot of money however its value halves if you break it while digging it out. These are the steps you need to follow to remove a truffle from the earth […]
Another foolproof recipe. The beauty of cooking with white truffles is that you don’t need to do an awful lot. The truffle does all the work as long as you follow some basic rules. Use the best quality ingredients you can find. Homemade pasta would be perfect, some freshly grated parmesan and the firmest, most […]
Most dogs can be trained to find truffles. Jane is a mixed breed but she is smart and learnt quickly. She can sniff out the deepest of white truffles – in fact nothing seems to escape her marvellous nose. She also finds the biggest truffle of the season which weighed in at over half a […]