DISCOVERING THE BLACK DIAMOND IN THE DORDOGNE
Truffles in the Dordogne – THE BLACK DIAMOND
Its that time of year again – visit the Dordogne in January/February and learn how to find the beautiful black truffle. The market in St Alvere is the place to visit. There are lessons on how you use the truffle in your cooking – Ask us how and where.
Whilst visiting the Dordogne one must definitely take the time to visit the Truffle Orchard of Pechalifour. It is close to Saint Cyprian which will take you only 30 minutes to get there by car and what an experience!!
Yesterday was a cold and rainy day we arrived at the Orchard to be met by Mr Edouard Aynaud, who spent the next hour and a half enthusiastically explaining how truffles are grown and then found.
Later we all followed Mr Aynaud and his two faithful truffle hunting dogs into the orchard and it was Christopher (my nephew) who dug up the largest one
Finding the perfect truffle
Dogs are searching for the truffles
Truffles – The black diamond
A small truffle in a container with your eggs works too
Truffles the “gold” of the Dordogne Valley
A Guide to Exploring the Dordogne
Most visitors to the Dordogne enjoy visiting the surrounding villages, all within a good walk or cycle distance away. To make your stay more enjoyable we have created a guide to exploring the area with les Chouettes, The French Country Cottages as your base.