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Australia cultivates its first white truffle (Tuber borchii)

Victorian farmer and president of the Australian Truffle Growers Association, Dr Peter Stahle has grown the first rare white truffle in Australia. Stahle‚Äôs quest to grow the prized truffle began seven years ago when he inoculated the roots of a specific pine tree ‘hosts’ on his farm with the spores of the white truffle, Tuber […]

Oregon Truffle Hunters Persist Despite New Regulations

February is a good month for¬†truffle hunting in Oregon‚Äôs forests. Black truffles are just coming into season, and ripe white truffles are still plentiful.¬† The fungus can sell for $300 a pound or more, but this year truffle hunters say they‚Äôve been shut out of some of their favorite spots. ¬†here to read more on […]