Learn How to Grow Truffles, and Eat Them, Too

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a man and his dog hunting truffles

On the truffle hunt with a truffle dog.

11/16/2023 – This particular event is over, but the Asheville Truffle Experience still takes place most years. So read the article and click on the link below to see if there will be another one coming up!

(Original article from February 20, 2018) The Asheville Truffle Experience is this weekend in Asheville and Waynesville, NC. This is a very special event for those who love to consume truffles and want to learn more about how they grow. You will have multiple opportunities to enjoy truffle delicacies prepared by some of the finest chefs in Asheville. You will also have the opportunity to learn how truffles grow by two regional experts. Finally, you will have the chance to participate in a real truffle hunt. The latter will take place in our research orchard at the Mountain Research Station. I will be there with some of my staff to tell you about how the orchard was established and the research we are conducting there. Since we have found truffles several times this season in this orchard already, chances are good that we will find one this weekend.

Black Perigord truffle

Black Perigord truffle dug from the NC State University and NCDA&CS research orchards.

Because truffles are such a rare delicacy, they are very expensive. So this is not an inexpensive event to attend, but the organizers have provided many options in a ala carte menu so that you can probably find something that fits your interests and budget. Here is a link to the event website: Asheville Truffle Experience.

This is not a NC State University, NC State Extension, or NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services sponsored event. We will not receive any proceeds from it. This event is organized by Susi Gott Séguret. Our role will to be to host the group at the truffle orchard on Sunday.