In just a few days, more than 9 hectares were planted near Chinon! More than 2000 trees (oaks and hornbeams) have been planted to enlarge the Baron de la Truffe’s estate. Within a few years, we will harvest 100% organic truffles. But between now and then, the work will be intense: pruning the trees, airing the soil. It takes patience to see these small trees grow and produce the black diamond.
To date, the Domaine du Baron de la Truffe has 65 hectares of truffle oaks and remains the first 100% organic truffle farm in France.
En quelques jours, plus de 9 hectares ont été plantés à proximité de Chinon ! Ainsi c’est plus de 2000 arbres (chênes et charmes) qui viennent agrandir le domaine du Baron de la truffe.
D’ici quelques années, nous récolterons des truffes 100% bio. Mais d’ici là, le travail sera intense : taille des arbres, aération des sols. Il faut de la patience pour voir ces petits arbres grandir et produire le diamant noire. A ce jour, le Domaine du Baron de la truffe compte 65 hectares de chênes truffiers et demeure la première ferme trufficole de France 100% bio.
Serge Desazars alongside the members of the Confrérie du Marron de Redon.
On October 13, the Confrérie du Marron de Redon presented its “Art de Vivre 2018” award to Ode to the Truffle by Serge Desazars.
This annual distinction goes to a French book dedicated to gastronomy and the art of living.
Ode to the Truffle, published by Editions Sutton with photos by Chanel Koehl, was chosen from among 18 books.
Treat yourself to a 90-minute tour of the Baron de la Truffe estate aboard your own Segway (a two-wheeled electric vehicle consisting of a platform on which the user stands, and a gyroscopic stabilization system). After learning to use the device safely, you’ll be on your way, accompanied by a guide, across the truffle beds. Guide Serge Desazars will explain the black diamond’s cultivation and history. In season (late November to end of February), you’ll have a chance to take in a cavage (dig) with a team of truffle dogs. Your visit will culminate in a truffle butter tasting.