Tours/Training/Surveys

Truffle Tours

Oregon Truffle Tours:

Experience the thrill of the hunt for one of nature’s tastiest treasures – the native Oregon truffle. Our friendly truffle dogs, the Italian Lagotti Romagnoli, will show you where the truffles hide among the stands of Douglas fir in the Willamette Valley, the heart of truffle country. Bring your camera and layer up, the dogs hunt rain or shine!

Also available is a wine and food pairing with your fresh truffles! After a 1-2 hour hunt, you’ll visit a boutique winery tasting room where our chef and¬†sommelier will pair your truffles with tasty bites and world class Pinot Noir!

The Truffle UnderGround is proud to be partnered with Prestige Wine Tours to give you this unique and delicious experience.

For more information, gift cards, and reservations: https://www.prestigewinetours.com/truffle-tours.html

 

Training

Your dog already knows how to sniff and dig. Truffle hunting is super fun and helps to strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Find out how to put your dog’s inborn talents to work for you to find buried treasure.

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Hunt Truffles with your Dog in Oregon this Season!

The Truffle UnderGround is offering a 3-part truffle hunting class in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Instruction includes real world training in a known truffle-producing forest with experienced truffle hunters and mentor dogs.

  • Introduction to scent: Saturday, November 16: 10:00-2:00, Salem, OR (classroom, with dogs)
  • Search Technique/Scent Discrimination/Distraction: Saturday, December 7: 10-12:00, Salem, OR (outdoors-Salem area park)
  • Forest Experience: Sunday, January 12: 10-12:00, Sheridan, OR

The class is structured in three parts to provide you with the foundation and forest experience you and your dog need to be a successful team, with time in between classes for practice.

Your instructor will be on call between classes to answer questions and troubleshoot any issues.

All training materials will be provided.

$240 covers all three classes: one dog and up to two handlers.

For more information: LBrosnanTruffles@gmail.com

Surveys

Got truffles?

If you have wooded property in Oregon, between the Coast and Cascade ranges, you may have truffles!

If you have Douglas fir trees, about 15-35 years old, that were planted in nice neat rows, with little to no underbrush, you may have truffles!

If your woods look something like this, you may have truffles.

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To find out for sure, The Truffle UnderGround can send and experienced team of truffle hunters with trained truffle dogs to survey your property.

Our range includes the Mid and Upper-Willamette Valley.

Price is subject to location.

Survey spots are filling up for the 2019-2020 season (December through May).

To reserve a time, email: TheTruffleUnderGround@gmail.com.

Good luck!