Our mission is to produce and sell top quality black truffles and inoculated truffle-trees, and guide select Californian agribusinesses to successfully grow, harvest and distribute world-class truffles, to the world.
We are specialists with distinguished trajectories in the field —recognized for having refined industry practices, produced innovative cultivation enhancements and launched technical initiatives. Accolades / Highlights:
- Pioneered 2nd largest truffle growing region in the S. Hemisphere
- Fellowship—research innovative truffière management (France/Italy/Spain)
Awarded with trufficulture’s highest scientific honor—6th I.W.E.M.M.
Our philosophy stems from observing the black truffle adapt and grow in an array of terroirs worldwide: we cultivate symbiotic relationships.
Our down-to-earth approach is deeply rooted in the understanding of the importance of cultivating and nurturing lasting symbiotic relationships. Interestingly, this knowledge is the key to both successfully growing black truffles and living a full life.
We follow the United Nations’ 2017 UNECE Standard FFV-53 for the marketing and commercial quality control of truffles. Our top-quality California grown truffles have a full array of certifications.
The winter truffle (Tuber melanosporum) ripens from December to March. Its skin is matte black and commonly its shape is depressed at the top and reddish at the base. The pulp is purple-black with numerous thin white veins (becomes black after sterilization). The 3 truffle categories:
- First Choice: normal truffle shape with slight aesthetic imperfections
Extra Selection: nearly spherical with minor aesthetic imperfections
Super Extra Selection: spherical with no aesthetic imperfections
Black truffles produce a compound called anandamide, a chemical like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Nicknamed the “bliss molecule,” anandamide in the truffle plays a pedestrian role in melanin synthesis (the pigment that makes black truffles black), but to connoisseurs, it’s exhilarating. In other words, California’s fine wines have a captivating new consociate—Californian Truffles with a charming European accent.
The locus of black truffle production will no longer belong exclusively to Europe but will shift to our selected regions in California. Trufficulture holds similar potential as was realized by viticulture in the state. Black truffle production will bring a new optimism to vineyard owners as the affinity between truffles and fine wines is recognized and embraced.
Growing and selling black truffles is profitable, and the global market is severely underserved (unlikely to change for the foreseeable future). Truffles are a sustainable alternative for Californian farmers because:
- Low manual labor requirements
Moderate summer irrigation needs
Proven black truffle cultivation method
Our team has hurdled the challenges inherent in contemporary black truffle production with our proven cultivation method (industry-leading productivity). In addition, the company produces inoculated truffle-trees and counts with the critical global strategic alliances necessary to bring this black truffle evolution to fulfillment in the U.S.
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Member of 1% for the Planet, we donate 1% of our revenues to vetted nonprofits in an effort to address the interrelated issues of climate change, healthy food systems, land management, water resources, pollution and wildlife diversity.
“NextGen” member of the National Association of Women Business Owners that represents the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries across the country. NAWBO propels women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Products & Services
We provide world-class black truffle products and services:
- Inoculated trees and/or shrubs (site specific)
Black truffle farming consulting (complete)
Black truffle distribution (Californian grown)