The Chinese truffle is infamous for its spread throughout truffle markets. The species is often mixed with the more expensive Tuber melanosporum to increase the weight of a batch of truffles and to increase the price that a vendor can receive. The problem is huge worldwide and this has led to many people claiming to be able to identify differences in the two species.

July 14, 2015

Tuber indicum, the Chinese truffle, identification

The Chinese truffle is infamous for its spread throughout truffle markets. The species is often mixed with the more expensive Tuber melanosporum to increase the weight of a batch of truffles and to increase the price that a vendor can receive. The problem is huge worldwide and this has led to many people claiming to be able to identify differences in the two species.
July 14, 2015

Edible Mycorrhizal Mushroom conference

Earlier this month, the Seventh International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms (IWEMM7) took place in La Antigua, Guatemala. The conference was superb, with all aspects of the science and economical value of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms (EMM) covered in the program. The program focuses on the exchange of knowledge and experiences between the world’s leading experts in EMM, and allows the presentation of new data and research advances on edible mycorrhizal fungi.
July 14, 2015

Lamb with winter truffle recipe

Thinking of buying some of our truffles but wondering what to do with them? This recipe consists of a delicious roasted lamb and creamed potatoes and is similar to one we were served at the Skills for Chefs conference. It will surely impress your relatives & guests and will be a proof beyond reasonable doubt of your cooking expertise. Ingredients: Lamb : A large bunch of fresh rosemary 1 x 2kg shoulder of lamb Olive oil 1 glass of wine 1 bulb of garlic
July 14, 2015

MSL’s Research

As you are probably aware if you are a regular subscriber to our newsletters, we pride ourselves on our scientific knowledge and ground-breaking research into truffle cultivation. We have recently added a new page to our website.