Tag: truffle hunting

What time of year do you find truffles?

Searching for truffles is definitely the most exciting part when talking about truffles in general. Maybe except eating them. Let’s say you decided to put yourself into adventure and to try first hand how it looks like hunting the truffles. You took some courses, read some books, acquired yourself a good trained dog. But what’s next? How do you start and, more important, when do you start?

How are truffles hunted

If you ever wondered how are truffles hunted, we give you a quick insight into the matter.

While in the past female pigs were mostly used in truffle hunting, today dogs are widely considered as best in business. Pigs have an excellent scent and are therefore perfect for smelling a truffle, mostly because they contain androstenol, a sex hormone found in the saliva of male pigs. However, there are numerous downsides in using a pig as a truffle hunter. It is here that the man’s best friend comes into the scene.