NEWS

Dr 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 (LINK) and we would be very happy to help.

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

June 18, 2015

White truffle available now!

We are now taking shipments of fresh white truffles here at MSL and you can order any amount, from just 10g to several kilos. For the curious who would like to try one of the most expensive foods in the world, this is a great opportunity to try a sample from just £15 (for 10g). White truffles, Tuber magnatum, are one of the most expensive foods in the world and prices reached a record level of £10,000/Kg in 2004! White truffles currently cannot be cultivated (we’re working on it) so these are wild-harvested and of premium quality.
June 18, 2015

Grant offers up to £9,000 per hectare to grow truffles in Wales

Recently pupils from Moncreiffe Primary School in Perth were digging up their vegetable patch and discovered a “mystery” truffle. Head teacher Karen Young said: “Children from one of the school gardening groups were harvesting their potatoes, onions and beans, when they dug up something they didn’t recognise.”
June 18, 2015

Truffles found in a school in Perth

Recently pupils from Moncreiffe Primary School in Perth were digging up their vegetable patch and discovered a “mystery” truffle. Head teacher Karen Young said: “Children from one of the school gardening groups were harvesting their potatoes, onions and beans, when they dug up something they didn’t recognise.”
June 18, 2015

Help for UK Truffle Hunters

June 18, 2015

Radioactive truffles

In 1986 the Chernobyl disaster spewed out tonnes of radioactive fallout into the air, which eventually spread and settled across Europe. Radioactive Caesium – 137 is still settling in Württemberg (South West Germany), and has reached levels that have resulted in some low-level contamination of wild mushrooms, including truffles. Boars that have foraged on the affected fungi in Southern Germany have been found to be too radioactive for human consumption.
June 18, 2015

Seminar in Bulgaria

At the end of September Catriona the ecologist here at MSL flew out to Sofia, Bulgaria to attend a conference about cultivating the summer truffle. It was a big event with a huge turnout and even the Mayor of Veliko Turnovo showed up. Bulgaria has a great climate for growing the summer truffle, and we would love to set up some plantations over there. We have certainly got a lot of interest from the local land owners, so maybe MSL truffle domination of Bulgaria isn’t that far away.
June 18, 2015

Royal Agricultural College Seminar

On Tuesday 26th October 2010, Dr. Paul Thomas will be at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, giving a short talk on how to get more value out of woodland through truffle cultivation.
June 18, 2015

Soil testing services

Soil testing for nutrients, soil structure and soil pH are important for a range of applications from large scale commercial farming to vegetable gardening.

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

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