Black Perigord Truffle (or Tuber Melanosporum)
SOME KEY FIGURES
The black Périgord truffle is at once a luxury product and a local product.
It is mainly produced in the areas around Sorges, Sarlat and Ste Alvère.
The production in the Périgord represents between 10% and 15% of the some 40
tons per year produced in France.
For guaranteed Périgord truffles, 12 authorised markets are verified by groups of producers. Here, the
truffles are inspected and their price is regulated according to the current rate for black Périgord
One wholesale market, in Sarlat, is open to truffle farmers, restaurant owners and professional merchants.
A general unawareness of the mushroom's reproductive cycle, and the somewhat 'folklorist' secrecy
surrounding transactions on the truffle markets, have helped build its mysterious reputation.
The typical ways to enjoy this product in the real Périgord tradition include truffle butter, truffle
omelettes or pasta infused with truffles.
Where to find them: directly on the Périgord's truffle markets during the truffle season from December
Focus on: the 'Péchalifour' truffle farm in St Cyprien - A tour of the truffle farm in the form of a treasure
hunt. Have fun while learning in this natural setting to discover some of the secrets behind truffles.
Contact: Edouard Aynaud: Péchalifour – 24220 Saint Cyprien
+33 (0) 5 53 29 20 44
+33 (0) 6 82 50 28 email@example.com