Our Truffles

We harvest our truffles between early June and late August. Meg, our clever cocker spaniel marks the area where the truffles lay hidden in the soil. Then we can mark them.Before we harvest them we check for aroma, ripeness and colour. The aroma should be compelling with woody and sweet hazelnut tones. The truffles should also be firm and black. If the truffle needs longer to ripen we cover them with soil and leave them be. A few more frosts and they should be ready. Truffles come in all sizes. We have harvested a truffle that weighed 496 gms. Mostly they weigh from 7 - 100 gms.

Tartufo Nero otherwise known as Périgord or Black truffles are simply exquisite. Their subtle aroma is very sensual – characterised by earthy flavours, with overtones of sweet forest-floor notes. Their scent lifts flavours when added to other ingredients, leaving a lingering moreish aftertaste. Like all truffles,  black truffles have an affinity with pasta or eggs. We savour the first Black truffle of the winter in a traditional Périgord Omelette aux Truffles – truffle omelette.