ETHICAL | ECOLOGICAL | ENVIRONMENTAL | SUSTAINABLE
Welcome to the World of Truffles and to the world class cultivation & science we apply. We have packed a lot of information into our website. That’s because the commercially successful cultivation of the Perigord or Black Winter Truffle is a complex and involving activity.
Truffles are all about time and we want you to take your own time reading through our website and here you can find out more about my journey towards creating what I am confident will be one of the world’s most productive and valuable truffle farms.
The blogs, news and events entries should help to give you a sense of how we got to this point in our development and an insight into where we are going. If that encourages you to join us on this fascinating and rewarding journey then so much the better. I look forward to welcoming you to becoming a “Truffiere”.
Martin Waddell – Founder
Investment is not an area where you might immediately think innovation was rife. Meet Martin Waddell, who runs a truffle investment programme… What is it the company does? We offer alternative investment options for people looking for new and enterprising ways to...read more
The Scottish forestry industry – worth £1 billion and growing – has been a notable success, bucking the downturn trend experienced across many sectors since 2008. Forestry has helped regenerate rural areas by providing much-needed employment opportunities within...read more
UK company launches ground breaking new truffle investment programme Edinburgh based Truffle Farms Europe Ltd (TFE), has launched a new truffle farm investment programme that, according to the company’s founder Martin Waddell; “will deliver higher returns, more...read more
“The “king of fungus” occupies a mysterious and fascinating world - one where fortunes are bid by billionaires, prized hounds are stolen, the wealthy fly in for lunches by helicopter and the Chinese are causing chaos. Truffles are an ancient and adored delicacy, but...read more
“Come and find out about the mysterious and fascinating world of the king of fungus. Why fortunes are bid by billionaires, prized hounds are stolen, the wealthy fly in for lunches by helicopter and the Chinese are causing chaos.Truffles are an ancient and adored...read more
A long time since my last entry and inevitably the curse of the busy man in real life or the amateur blogger who fell of the posting shelf. We returned after much angst and hand wringing from the warm and beautiful south of France - we have actually been mad enough to...read more
It was a public holiday today in France - the Tuesday as opposed to the Monday. We opted to get rid of as much as possible via the car boot sale in Millas (pronounced (Meeyass)..less said about the range of puns I could extract from that, the better. Why empty loft...read more
Well everything really, when your dealing with search engines. Being in France and planting French truffles, I opted for the elegant (if marginally pretentious...moi) La Truffiere. I thought it had a certain ring and to the English ear a sense of Gallic cavalier...all...read more
I had a great day with Marcos Morcillo and Xavi Vilanova (two of the partners in Micologial Forestal Aplicada) probably the world’s leading scientific truffle authority and inoculated tree and technology supplier. The intention was to have a half day together, but we...read more
What is a black Scotsman and father of four children living in the South of France doing that might be the least interesting to other people? This is a question I've been asking myself for some time now. Like many people I have the feeling there is a novel in me and...read more
We develop Truffle Farms with the World’s best Truffle Science Company
WE PLANT THEM IN THE WORLD’S BEST TRUFFLE GROWING SOIL IN SOUTHERN FRANCE
Forestry for Fine Food