Just before Christmas we held an open day for the Chefs’ Guild at the truffle-dog training-school in Hampshire. The event was a huge success with talks on the range and diversity of truffle species, truffle cultivation with microscope demonstrations, a fantastic truffle lunch and truffle-training/hunting demonstrations. Mufti, Marion’s prized truffle hound, was really the star of the day. Jose Suter (of the chefs’ guild) said “This has been an absolutely fascinating and fun day, we can’t wait to come back!”.
Forestry Commission Meeting
During a recent senior staff meeting at the forestry commission (England) we took members to one of our newly planted truffle plantations owned by a Lincolnshire farmer. The meeting provided an opportunity for the forestry commission to learn a little more about truffles, how they grow and importantly how they are managed from a tree perspective. The meeting also allowed us to exchange ideas with the forestry commission experts.