Welcome to our little corner of the internet , We are growers of summer truffles otherwise known as burgundy Truffles (tuber aestivum / Uncinatum) and Winter Truffles ( Tuber Melanosporum ) otherwise known as Perigord Truffles .
We Planted our orchard over the winter of 2008/9 and had a fairly long wait for our first crop in 2016 . We were the first to cultivate the burgundy truffle in wales Read all about it on the Itv website Our truffles are top quality the aroma and taste are unique to wales .
Our Orchard is located on the Monmouthshire / Torfaen border. Monkswood was named by the monks that farmed here in the middle ages, truffles grown on our farm are extremely high in perfume and flavour probably due to the high concentrations of Of Iron / copper / magnesium / zinc / manganese in our soils. Monmouthshire was the powerhouse of iron production during the industrial revolution and Newport and Cardiff docks were some of the busiest ports in the world.
The area of Monkwood is steeped in history and was host to the battle of Pwll Melyn .The sandy loamy soil in which these truffles grow are free draining and light allowing the perfume of the truffle to rise to the surface without hindrance. We currently supply up market restaurants and eaterys all over Wales and the Uk . With out webshop getting busier day by day online sales are forming an important part of our business . We were the first to cultivate the summer truffle in Wales and the first to cultivate the winter perigord truffle in the United Kingdom Read all about it in the Daily Telegraph . We have trained our own dogs to hunt truffles , Its not rocket science but not simple either stay tuned for some training pointers or check out our Truffle hunting page