Truffles (we’re talking about the fungi rather than the chocolate variety here) are a favourite ingredient for foodies everywhere. Their intense flavour can be used to add an indulgent twist on everything from pasta and seafood to scrambled eggs. But unless you’ve trained up your own truffle pig, you’ll have to splash out quite a lot on these delicacies. So why not grow your own?
We’ve got our hands on some special oak and hazel tree seedlings inoculated with summer truffle spores, developed in association with the The Great British and Irish Truffle Association. Simply plant your tree, sit back and after several years you’ll be harvesting your truffle crop and cooking up a storm. Late winter or early spring is a good time to plant trees, so now’s a good time to start planning. Just be sure to invite us round to help you try out your culinary successes.
For keen mushroom growers, who are a little more impatient, you’ll love our shiitake mushroom log. We send these out fully colonised by the fungi and ready to spawn shiitake mushrooms after just a short rest from travelling.