Prof. Paul Thomas (our Managing Director) has appeared on several TV programmes, radio shows and in many written articles. Specific areas of expertise include the biology, cultivation, hunting and cooking methods of the wide range of truffle species. If you would like an interview or require information for an article then please use our contact form and we would be very happy to help.

Below, our most recent news articles are displayed and our back-catalogue is open for browsing.

June 13, 2015

Chinese truffles, a threat to plantations?

June 12, 2015

South African truffle industry

June 1, 2015

Dates for truffle-dog trials and mini truffle-fest

This year the truffle-dog-training-school (Truffle Hunters) is planning the first ever Great
May 24, 2015

Black truffle results in Devon, UK

We have just finished the yearly analysis of the root system of our winter truffle (Tuber melanosporum) plantation in Devon, UK. The results were excellent, with 80% of the 3-5cm root samples showing a thriving truffle fungus. The results are extremely encouraging. Whilst most of the UK has a suitable climate for the summer truffle, it has previously been thought that the UK climate is unsuitable for the winter truffle. These early indications suggest that it may be possible to grow this species outside of its natural habitats.  
April 24, 2015

Two new truffle finds in England

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January 1, 2015

Study for a PhD with Mycorrhizal Systems

Study for a PhD with Mycorrhizal Systems
  • Samantha Ellis

    From guidance in orchard establishment, tree supply and management to our own truffle distribution network, we've got all angles covered

    Samantha Ellis
    Business Development
  • Dr Paul Thomas

    Thorough and scientific methodologies, attention to detail and having a committed partner at every step of the way, is the only reliable approach to truffle cultivation

    Dr Paul Thomas
    General Director
  • Daniel Paskin

    With our own genetics lab and research sites in 23 countries, we are truly world-leading in the field

    Daniel Paskin
    Nursery Manager
July 14, 2015

Napa Truffle Festival update

Earlier in the month Dr Thomas was in Napa Valley, California, presenting at the third Annual Napa Truffle Festival. Again the event was sold out and a triumphant success with the festival highlight being a truffle feast prepared by a number of Michelin starred chefs. You can see an overview of the festival in the link below:… MSL are hoping to bring a similar festival to the UK, and updates will follow in the Newsletter.
July 14, 2015

Truffle hunting terrier

The Daily Mail (14th October 1012) managed to pick up on this story before us, but we liked it so much we thought we would share it with you…When Nellie the English bull terrier kept digging up the back garden, her owners were not best pleased. But it turned out Nellie wasn’t just enjoying a little meaningless destruction – she was busy discovering a gold mine. The couple were astonished to find their dog had unearthed a stash of valuable black summer truffles. Nellie has been finding truffles for the past six years – uncovering 500 grams of the fungi this year alone.
July 14, 2015

Planting and Tree Deliveries

The prime tree planting time of November – March is now upon us. Traditionally, November to March are the best months to plant, as the trees are dormant and planting in the winter allows the truffley-roots plenty of time to settle in before mycorrhiza and root-growth starts again in spring.
July 14, 2015

Napa Truffle Festival

The third annual Napa Truffle Festival is rapidly approaching and will again showcase the revered black winter Périgord truffle: Tuber melanosporum, while bringing together a unique gathering of leading truffle cultivation experts and scientists, special guests from the food and wine world, and internationally-renowned Michelin Star chefs to discuss, examine, probe, prepare, demonstrate and, finally, pair truffles with wines to feast upon for breakfast, lunch and dinner!