Truffle Dog Information
The market for black truffles is hotter than ever.  European truffles are selling for exorbitant amounts, and the Oregon market is catching up.  Though smaller in size, Oregon truffles offer a less expensive option to the black Perigord truffle of France.  Gourmet chefs are turning towards the Pacific Northwest to fill their larders.  Domestically collected truffles are rapidly becoming an economic alternative to imported fungi, whose prices in 2007 soared to $3200 a pound for white truffles.
Truffle hunters report that domestic truffles range from $25 to $75 an ounce wholesale.
The black truffles most commonly found in Oregon are the black winter truffle ( Tuber melanosporum vittadini) and the black summer truffle (Tuber aestivum vittadini).
Friday, March 28, 2008
Black Truffles From Oregon fill a Niche Market