Truffle Dogs Lead the Hunt

March 19th, 2014|Categories: Truffle News|

A highlight of the recent Napa Truffle Festival were the truffle dog training programs led by the Truffle Dog Company (TDC). Dogs are an integral part of harvesting truffles. There is no better machine to sniff out mature truffles... than the highly sensitive nose and the extreme mobility of a properly trained dog. Just like rigorous science is required for [...]

Save the Date! 5th Annual Napa Truffle Festival, January 16-19, 2015

March 19th, 2014|Categories: Truffle News|

If you missed this year's (fourth annual) Napa Truffle Festival, you'll have an opportunity to join us for the fifth annual in January 2015. Highlights from 2014 included two new signature programs... a Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar to provide growers with a detailed technical overview of the science and methodology of truffle cultivation, and All About Truffles for people [...]

Sex and Truffles?

March 19th, 2014|Categories: Truffle News|

Dr. Paul Thomas explains... Throughout history, the origin and growth of truffles has been subject of many myths and legends. In arid regions, its often been claimed that when lightening hits the ground it causes truffles to form. The Bedouins of the Negev still refer to desert truffles as ‘the thunder fungus’. The Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides believed truffles to [...]

NEW for 2014: Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar, January 17, 2014

October 17th, 2013|Categories: Truffle News|

Designed for potential truffle growers, this in-depth session with Robert Chang and Dr. Paul Thomas provides an overview of the science and methodology involved in truffle cultivation (includes buffet lunch and Saturday truffle orchard tour at Sinskey Vineyards). Friday, January 17, 2014 View the full schedule and read more about the festival at

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