Festival Date: January 13-16, 2023
Have you ever been curious about why the truffle business can be so profitable? European black truffle demand far exceeds the supply, and their orchards are highly profitable endeavors. Discover what goes into growing the most sought after food in the world. Although most truffle production is currently found in Europe and Australia, the American Truffle Company® is using rigorous scientific methodologies and helping growers successfully produce and market truffles across three continents, including North America.
Join Chief Scientist Prof. Paul Thomas and Chief Truffle Officer Robert Chang of the American Truffle Company® for an in-depth all-day seminar on the fundamentals of the science and business of truffle cultivation. Gain insights into the scientific and business factors one must consider in successful truffle cultivation from two leading truffle experts. Tour a working truffle orchard and see how dogs are used to find truffles in live demonstrations. Share the excitement of unearthing truffles from the soil!
Dogs are an integral part of harvesting truffles. Just like rigorous science is required for successful truffle cultivation, a scientific approach is key to successful dog training. ATC’s partner CPDT-KA dog trainer Alana McGee will demonstrate how truffle dogs successfully hunt and find truffles in the Raymond Vineyards Truffle Orchard.
This full-day experience includes the Scientific Truffle Grower Seminar in the morning, a buffet lunch with fresh black truffles prepared by the Michelin starred La Toque Restaurant, truffle orchard tour and dog training demonstration. Fresh Périgord black truffles will be shaved on your lunch, so you can find out for yourself why they are so sought after! Of course, you’ll also get to taste some amazing Raymond wines as part of the orchard tour!
RAIN OR SHINE! Please dress appropriately for the tour as we will gather rain or shine! If the weather is damp, we recommend boots/mud shoes, rain jacket/hoodie and umbrella.
Note for this event, proof of vaccination and booster or a negative PCR test result is required. Please review our Covid & Refund Policy.