Most of the information online regarding cleaning and storing truffles is aimed at consumers who want to know how to keep their purchase fresh until they are ready to use it. However there is an entirely different procedure for truffle hunters. If you plan to sell the truffles you find, then this video might help […]
Life of truffle hunter
Truffle hunting hauled our family out of the recession In 2008, when my husband John found himself out of work, truffles allowed us to keep our heads above water, truffles paid our bills. This was a time when entire families like ours in the rural areas of south Europe were forced to pack up and […]
It takes time to find new truffle areas. Sometimes you will stumble across them by chance but locating growing patches is usually the result of a strategy. This is ours. 1) Identify potential sites at home using maps to check altitude, tree type, soil, pH etc. 2) Visit these locations pre-season. Seeing places up close […]
It is the end of April and the first ripe black summer truffles of the year have started to pop up here in the south of Europe. Hunters have already been looking at weather patterns over the previous 4 months to calculate what kind of yield we might expect. However more than the weather, it […]
In the south of Europe, truffles grow pretty much all year apart from a break around mid-August to September. By then, the tuber aestivum has usually dried up and hunters are grateful for a rest before the most challenging hunt of the year begins – that of the precious white truffle. In these off-season times […]
Every sector has its secrets but none more so than the truffle industry which is entirely founded on secrecy. This video, the first in a two part series, looks at the very secret life of the truffle hunter.
Hunting for summer truffles is easier in many ways than winter truffling. However there are still a number of issues you need to consider. A little preparation is usually all you need to ensure that the hunt goes smoothly. This video runs through some of the areas where hunters may encounter difficulties and also gives […]