We've trained our dog Eva, a Lagotto Romangolo, to be a truffle hunting dog, starting in the Western North Carolina region. This year is her first truffle season and we are having so much fun finding truffles together. So far, it has been a beautiful journey filled with learning, sniffing, trusting, and finding.

   The species of truffle Eva has found so far is called the Imaia gigantea. Imaia is pronounced “ee-ma-ee-uh”

 This truffle is named after the Japanese mycologist, Sanshi Imai. So far, this truffle has only been found in the Appalachian mountains, and Japan.

Trying to describe the scent and flavor with words cannot do it justice, but its aroma is intoxicating, soft like moss, yet at the same time, sharp like aged cheese.

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GRADE A - 85 per oz, very little damage, larger

GRADE B - 65 per oz, cuts due to paw and insect damage

Imaia Gigantea - Dog Harvested USA Native Truffle

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North Carolina, US
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Wild Goods has been providing fine foraged mushrooms and edibles to the Western North Carolina area in Asheville and Sylva, N.C. for the last five years. With their combined experience, Wild Goods has over 20 years of foraging under their belts and have taught thousands of people the basics of sustainable foraging, wildcrafting, and safe mushroom practices.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions at all, or are looking for a specific species. Local pickup available, or overnight shipping.

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Recently, their truffle dog Eva has begun to dig up the most wonderful native truffles, and we are excited to see what she brings us next!