The darker side of truffles emerged last December as a French truffle farmer shot dead a suspected poacher. With the winter truffles prices soaring at the end of December, truffles are a highly prized crop. A serious decline in truffle production in recent years has further inflamed passions – at the end of the 19th century 2000 tonnes a year were being produced from France whereas now some experts say that only 50 tonnes a year are being harvested today.

June 19, 2015

Truffle news from around the world

The darker side of truffles emerged last December as a French truffle farmer shot dead a suspected poacher. With the winter truffles prices soaring at the end of December, truffles are a highly prized crop. A serious decline in truffle production in recent years has further inflamed passions – at the end of the 19th century 2000 tonnes a year were being produced from France whereas now some experts say that only 50 tonnes a year are being harvested today.
June 19, 2015

More than a mere truffle

Last month saw the annual Global Alba Truffle Action, medieval Castello di Grinzane in a part of Italy famous for its wine and truffles. This year’s largest white truffle weighed in at a gigantic 900g, with the lucky bidder eventually paying an enormous 105,000 Euros (£89,611.40). This worked out at 117 Euros per gram, which is a massive sum of money but, believe it or not, it is actually less than last year’s record price of 133 Euros per gram.
June 18, 2015

Christmas deliveries and gift ideas

Well it’s that time of year again and by now you should be well in the midst of the Christmas shopping frenzy so hopefully this could help a few of you with Christmas present ideas. Our truffle-trees for gifts are supplied with full growing instructions and a gift certificate in attractive festive packaging, ready to be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree. As the truffle-trees are in their dormant state, they can happily remain in their card boxes and wrapped as a present until the New Year, if kept in a cool and dark place. You can order anytime through the shop.
June 18, 2015

Truffles in Cyprus

Last month the first wild truffles were found in Cyprus by Sonia, the only truffle hunting dog in the country. The truffles were found in the Limassol and Paphos district of the island and were identified as the Summer Truffle by the mycological association. The summer truffle has a broad tolerance of temperatures and water levels and is found in the wild all over Europe, from the UK to North Africa and towards the end of last month MSL helped set up the first truffle plantation in Cyprus. All this truffley news is very exciting and hopefully