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Truffle Surveys 

Truffle Huntress In The Press

Staci O’Toole and her trained Lagotto Romagnolo dog, Mila, uncovered a prized 1.2-ounce black Perigord truffle in El Dorado County. It is believed to be the first European black truffle of culinary value successfully cultivated in Northern California in at least a decade. Learn More

Truffle Huntress Services

Truffle Farming
Tesoro Mio (Treasure of mine) is our producing truffle farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain’s of Northern California. We are one of the very few Truffiere’s in California that is producing the French Perigord or Winter Black Truffle aka “Black Diamond” of the kitchen.

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CA Truffle dog

Truffle Surveys
Truffle Huntress has successfully unearthed cultivated and wild truffles in Washington, Oregon and our home state of California. In addition to “hound found” truffles we can provide soil and root sample collection for field and laboratory analysis.

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Truffle Dogs
Truffle Huntress has the privilege of raising and training Truffle Dogs in a producing truffle orchard Tesoro Mio Truffiere. The Lagotto Romagnolo is the only dog specifically bred to hunt the underground tuber known as truffles.

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Meet The Truffle Huntress

Mila the Truffle Huntress is a Lagotto Romagnolo. Italy’s oldest and rarest dog breed that was kept from extinction due to its distinction of hunting truffles. Learn More About Mila

Truffle Farming in The U.S.

In an industry that is still immature, growing truffles reliably is still considered by many as experimental farming in the New World. Fortunately, there have been new advances in scientific methods and theory in the past decade. DNA and Mycorrhizal testing are now used to confirm the presence of activity of the correct tuber species. Learn More About Truffle Farming

Truffle Resource Center

Looking for information on where to buy truffles, hunt truffles, or how to grow truffles. Check out our Truffle resources page. Years of experience in the world of truffles has lead us to the finest truffle resources and we are happy to share those resources with you. Learn More


Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1:09pm
Blessed @to be a part of- Northern California is suddenly awash in locally grown black truffles - https://t.co/KNkDVZOdkc https://t.co/xKc8ZMxFDX
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1:05am
Neither rain sleet or SNOW will stop a good Truffle Dog! Loving our first snow. #TesoroMioTruffleRanch https://t.co/AsATzh7Nrr
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 7:46am
Excited to announce the first of its kind. Truffle Dog Training at a producing Truffle Ranch Tesoro Mio! https://t.co/13Xk5CQoxj Trufflehuntress photo
Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 4:41am
Truffle Festival is around the corner!! From The Robb Report: Here’s Your Chance to Indulge in the Best Truffles America Has to Offer - Oregon Truffle Festival https://t.co/asDu6Z9uVj
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 8:34am
Such a special Evening!! Our First Tesoro Mio Truffles featured on Chef Diego’s menu. Thanks @ #collectivofelix #tesoromiotruffle #trufflehuntress @ HOME Restaurant https://t.co/x4adGLf9X0
Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 1:19pm
Kudos to our friends Brian @JFW for incredible orchard management and Leo @AVTruffles for being an amazing Truffle Dog! Looking forward to coming out and some Happy Hunting! And Finding! https://t.co/99dBky9oNn
Trufflehuntress photo
AV Truffle Company @AVTruffles
Over 9 lbs of truffles found at the @JFW property last week!!! The season has started off strong - can’t wait to see what is to come https://t.co/v9kWWgVMkN
Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 6:17am
@SummerTruffle @xvilanovasola Hoping your schedule will allow you Rome to come out to the Ranch and check it out! Lots of rain in the forecast so wild mushrooms should be good as well!!
Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 6:04am
Organic Farming is certainly a Labor of Love at Tesoro Mio and decidedly worth the efforts. Thanks Marcos for the info https://t.co/LIFwBQLYW5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at 1:08am
@MushroomKingTod Thanks Todd. It’s been a labor of love and so fulfilling to finally find the fruits of that labor!!
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at 1:02am
@SummerTruffle @xvilanovasola Paul. Hoping to hear more about your finding at the Napa Truffle Festival in Jan
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 at 2:50am
The Truffle season has begun in California. So excited for the 1st Truffle at our Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch!! https://t.co/OLtmg5nLJx Trufflehuntress photo
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 3:51am
Highlights from the 2018 Napa Truffle Festival https://t.co/ol2PqGzE8V via @YouTube see Mila in action during the dog training demo and mouth watering memories of the fabulous meals!
Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 2:34am
@MarcosMorcillo Organic farming definitely the way to go. Getting big muscles weed whacking away!! Xoxo
Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 12:04am
Hmmmm. Another chore to add to the list? Thanks Chavey for the post!XO https://t.co/8XVSyjObCX Trufflehuntress photo
Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 11:50pm
On the hunt with truffle-sniffing dogs https://t.co/RB24pFP3ud via @cbssunday Great Segment on the OTF Joriad Contest where our Mila got her start and made the finals 4 years ago!!


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