• Truffle Huntress
  • Truffles California
  • California Truffle Dog Training
  • CA truffiere
  • Tesoro Mio (Treasure of mine) is a producing truffle farm

Truffle Huntress Services

Truffle Hunts & Gastro Tourism
We will start off the hunt by hiking through the hazelnut grove. During our search for the elusive black truffle we will share with you the history of truffle cultivation

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Truffle Dog Training
Search for the winter black Périgord truffle, one of the worlds rarest gastronomic joys, as you learn about the interaction between hunter and handler.

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Gastro Tourism, Domestic & Imported Truffles, Salts & Butters.
Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch is a Gastro Tourism destination! We offer Imported Truffles, Domestic French Perigord Black Truffles, Black Perigord Truffle butter, and Baleine Salt,

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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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Truffle Huntress In The Press

A nose for luxury

San Francisco Chronicle : By Tara Duggan March 27, 2019   As California’s truffle industry grows, so does the need for trained hunters.   In Placerville, Alana McGee trains dogs bred for centuries to sniff out the luxury ingredient. “Truffle,” William Shadbolt said firmly to Zane, his 5-month-old dog, holding a small perforated tin with a slice of the luxury mushroom ...
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The hunt for black gold

The Guardian : Sat 23 Mar 2019 Staci O’Toole smells the soil at a Jackson Family Wines property, Santa Rosa, California. Photograph: Talia Herman/The Guardian The hunt for black gold: is California the world’s next truffle hotspot? For decades, enthusiasts have hoped truffles can follow wine’s path to success in the state. Charlotte Simmonds joins a search for the delicacy ...
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Sniffing out culinary gold

Mountain Democrat: By John Poimiroo March 06 2019 Sniffing out culinary gold in the heart of the Mother Lode While walking dogs with her friends six years ago, Staci O’Toole and the other ladies fantasized about the perfect job. They joked that it would have to involve dogs, of course, plus wine, food and being outdoors. Months later, O’Toole was ...
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California black truffles

San Francisco Chronicle : Tara Duggan Feb. 6, 2019 Northern California is suddenly awash in locally grown black truffles For decades, enthusiasts have hoped truffles can follow wine’s path to success in the state. So far this winter, a farm in Placerville (El Dorado County) has found 1 pound of prized, elusive black truffles, leading to its first sale to a ...
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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

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Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 1:30pm
@MarcosMorcillo Brilliant!! Can’t wait to order for me and training the pups
Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 11:04am
@Truffle_Hunt Lovely. Congrats! Hardly waiting for our Season to start!!
Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 8:24am
@Robsworld65 Is wonderful so show us one good news @robswolrd. Thank you. Fam era and the rural @world get it!!
Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 12:56pm
Congrats @Matt Smith. Scientists identify new species of crystal-encrusted truffle, thanks to bonobos -- ScienceDaily https://t.co/OEcxHmOUxE
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 2:29pm
The OG California Truffle Dog needs our help!! Rico's Cancer Treatment Campaign https://t.co/Ho8bv3JAz7
Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 4:32pm
Nice work Matt!!! I’ve long suspected that wild Turkeys are in on it too. #trufflehuntress https://t.co/4GuBWrnFuh
Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 12:47pm
How will our industry reinvent itself? Unsold Truffles Tell Tale of Broken $3.4 Trillion Food Chain https://t.co/DMUpmiMtlZ via @YahooFinance
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 9:41pm
Woohoo!! While many hunt, one Eastern Iowa man farms his own morel mushrooms https://t.co/I1wKj7HIo3
Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 11:52am
@ClaudeMurat07 Yes we are good. Hope you are as well!! My orchard that I’m rehabilitating. We have been finding the small T. melano. The irrigation system is also inconsistent coverage so it needs work too. I pollard the trees so it helps from keeping the canopy closed. Any suggestions?
Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 11:34am
Excited to be working with Scott Oneto at UCDavis on Truffle Research in a producing Truffle Orchard https://t.co/JAyJc9LctB
Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 4:56pm
What a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day!! My girls and truffleshuffle_sf online truffle cooking class. Weekly classes-You gotta try this!!
Every day I’m Trufflin!! @ Placerville, California https://t.co/Nv1usTFCSh
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 5:20pm
Fascinating Science!! https://t.co/ZN6sJs6kv8
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American Truffle Co. @AmericanTruffle
You could say this news is out of the world! Life on Mars? Organic truffle molecules discovered on Red Planet. #AmericanTruffleCompanyhttps://t.co/pExQjvUrLR https://t.co/DE1N0CgDUW
Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 1:30pm
New jobs for off season Truffle dogs? Dogs being trained to smell coronavirus to help in battle against disease https://t.co/OTiX1Iu2hC via @MetroUK

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7 months ago

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What a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day!! My girls and @truffleshuffle_sf online truffle cooking class. Weekly classes-You gotta try this!!
Every day I’m Trufflin!! @ Placerville, California
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7 months ago

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Hanging around waiting for the next Truffle Season. @ North Placerville, California ...

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9 months ago

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What a great night making new friends and enjoying those that brought us to this table. Who would have know that Truffles could bring such joy!! ...

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10 months ago

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I’ll show you the Truffles at the 10th annual Napa Valley Truffle Festival @ Napa Valley, CA ...

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11 months ago

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First Perigord Truffle of the Season!! Come join us for a hunt! @ North Placerville, California ...

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1 years ago

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Excited to be offering Truffle Hunts and Truffle Cooking Classes at our working Truffiere-Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch, in the beautiful Foothills of the Sierra Nevadas ...

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1 years ago

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Excited to be launching Truffle Hunts and Truffle Dog Training with Mila the Truffle Huntress and Tone on AirBNB experiences. www.airbnb.com/experiences/1179119 ...

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1 years ago

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The beauty in a stormy night. Sgt. Pepper enjoyed the cooler night temps in the truffle trees @ North Placerville, California ...

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1 years ago

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Prepping our Truffle Huntress Salts with the first Black truffles of the Season!! @ My side of the Mountain ...

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1 years ago

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Still finding tiny winter blacks at Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch!! Delish on École Ritz Escoffier Jeannie’s veal ravioli with our roasted heirloom tomato coulis @ El Dorado County, California ...

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1 years ago

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Introducing the yoga goats of Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch and their awesome Instructor #multitalented #yogagoats @ Placerville, California ...

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1 years ago

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Finding a Black Stallion. Lone bachelor stallion. @ Nevada ...

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1 years ago

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Following the wild Mustangs in the eastern Sierras @ Mono Mills, California ...

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Blog

  • A nose for luxury
    In Tesoro Mio Truffiere, Truffle Dogs, Truffle Farming in the US, Truffle Hunting, Truffle Huntress, Uncategorized
    San Francisco Chronicle : By Tara Duggan March 27, […]
  • The hunt for black gold
    In Truffle Farming in the US, Truffle Hunting, Uncategorized
    The Guardian : Sat 23 Mar 2019   Staci […]
  • Sniffing out culinary gold
    In Tesoro Mio Truffiere, Truffle Dogs, Truffle Farming in the US, Truffle Hunting, Uncategorized
    Mountain Democrat: By John Poimiroo March 06 2019 […]
  • California black truffles
    In Tesoro Mio Truffiere, Truffle Dogs, Truffle Farming in the US, Truffle Hunting, Truffle Huntress, Uncategorized
    San Francisco Chronicle : Tara Duggan Feb. 6, 2019 […]
  • This trained dog digs up buried treasure worth as much as $900 a pound
    In Uncategorized
    This trained dog digs up buried treasure worth as much […]
  • The ‘Truffle Huntress’ aims for California growth
    In Tesoro Mio Truffiere, Truffle Dogs, Truffle Farming in the US, Truffle Hunting, Uncategorized
    abc 10 News: Author: John Bartell Jan 03 2018 Growing […]
  • Truffled Wild Turkey-Anyone?
    In Tesoro Mio Truffiere, Truffle Dogs, Truffle Farming in the US, Truffle Hunting, Truffle Huntress, Truffle Recipes
    Can a more perfect match be found for the indulgence […]
  • I Love Fall
    In Truffle Huntress
    It’s Cornucopia of all things Autumnal. The bounty of […]