There is some debate within the truffling community over whether it is preferable to have the dog indicate on the truffle scent or to actually dig for the truffle.
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 […]
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 […]
Even though Betty, our German Wirehaired Pointer, has been hunting truffles for a couple of years now, I still get excited every time I see this dog in action. It’s not just that she is a great truffle dog capable of finding a couple of kilos of black truffle in an afternoon – the amazing […]
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 […]
If you live in the States, love being outdoors with your dog and are exploring ways to make extra income, then truffle hunting could be the opportunity you are looking for. Truffle hunters have been active for decades in the USA with very little noise and not a lot of fuss. Recently, however, trends across […]