How to Hunt a White Truffle
Hunting for white truffles with a trained dog can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Here are some tips to help you get started:
1. Find an experienced truffle hunter and their trained dog. This person will know the best place to go, the best time of year to hunt and how to use the dog effectively.
2. Make sure your dog is trained and familiar with the truffle scent. You may need to use truffle oil or other scent training tools to ensure your dog is ready for the hunt.
3. Research the area you plan to hunt. Look for signs of truffles, such as patches of disturbed ground or mushrooms growing in the area.
4. Once you have located a suitable area, it’s time to begin the hunt. Let your dog lead the way, using his nose to detect the truffle scent.
5. As you approach the truffle, use a stick to gently dig it up. Be sure to take your time and don’t rush the process.
6. Once you have the truffle in hand, store it in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use it.
With a bit of patience and practice, you can be an expert truffle hunter with the help of a trained dog. Happy hunting!
Environmental characteristics for this species to thrive include a moderate slope near a river with a downward direction of the river gorge, marl in the soil with a moderate limestone content, low in phosphorus and nitrogen, rich in potassium and a pH between 6, 8-8.5, as well as a low content of organic substances. In addition, the place should be ventilated, and the average depth of burial should be 30-40 cm.
The types of trees on which a symbiotic mycorrhiza of Tuber Magnatum forms are:
The white truffle Tuber Magnatum, is one of the most valuable and expensive varieties. In order to preserve its quality and price, it should be stored in a refrigerator at a temperature of +2 degrees and carefully wrapped in paper before being placed in a closed box.
The maximum storage period is 5 days, after which the truffle loses its aroma and darkens, which leads to a significant decrease in its market value.