We hunt for Native Pacific Northwest truffles with the help of our canine companions!
Leucangium carthusianum, known as the Oregon or Washington Black Truffle, is native to the Pacific Northwest of North America, ranging from northern California into British Columbia and are commonly found in damp, fern covered Douglas Fir forests. They are prized for their sweet pineapple, floral, chocolate, or cheese-like aromas.
This black truffle has a thin, fragile skin, sometimes with very small diamond-shaped points or warts and care must be taken not to damage the truffle in handling. A ripe Oregon black truffle should have a marbled bubble-like interior with mostly dark patches in shades of grey with white webbing. They are used primarily in desserts, pastas, pizzas and meat dishes and for infusions and are highly prized for their delicate and sweet aromas. We love them Seafood- scallops being a favorite!
Oregon Black truffles can be found almost all year round, but the main season runs December through April.
Oregon Black truffles range in size but are generally larger than other native species, often being 1/2 to 1 ounce or more (about 28g), but truffles of 2 or more ounces (60 g) is not uncommon.
We recommend this product is consumed as soon as possible, within 1 week, preferably within 3 days.
All of our truffles are harvested to order, so please ideally allow a minimum of 3 days before you wish to receive them to allow our teams time to coordinate harvest in the field. On occasion, we will have truffles in stock, but it is not a guarantee.
*All of our truffles are harvested by dog & handler location teams- and we can let you know which cute pooch found your truffles!
**Please send us a message for large wholesale orders.
*** All Fresh truffles must be shipped overnight. There is a flat $35 overnight shipping fee for anything under 8 oz.
Truffle Dog Co specializes in the harvesting and sale of truffles! We focus on truffles species Native to North America (such as Oregon white and Oregon Black truffles) as well as work with small farmers in select locations (domestically in the US) and with our partner farms across Australia, Chile, and Europe. These are all small family-run operations, where we can trace sourcing every step along the way and even know which dog harvested what truffles! ALL of our truffles are located by using trained dogs and quality and sustainability are our core principles.
Our focus is on freshness (harvested to order), quality, transparency and traceability, and sustainability.
Founded in 2013, we not only harvest wild truffles in the US and on our Partner Farms growing European truffle species, but we also work with you to train your own dog to hunt truffles and take guests out on guided culinary truffle adventures during the season (Nov-April). We’re here to educate, provide quality products, and help you enjoy your truffle experience whether that is a deep conversation with friends over a truffle loaded pasta dish, walking through a truffle orchard with champagne in hand, experiencing the truffle hunt for yourself in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, or growing your bond with your dog training them to hunt for truffles, we’re happy to help and be a part of your truffle experience.