A Unique, Unforgettable Experience!
Umami Truffle Dogs proudly offers exclusive private truffle hunting excursions — led by our trained, experienced handlers and truffle dogs — yielding baskets of delectable, rare, and costly-to-purchase culinary truffles. Our forays specialize in wild Oregon black, winter white, and spring white truffle varieties. And there’s always a chance of unearthing the rare brown truffle, too! After your hunt, enjoy a celebratory toast and snack on delectable truffle infused treats while surrounded by the incomparable wild beauty of Oregon’s forests.
Truffle forays are seasonal and generally start in December extending to April. The season varies from year to year. We can accommodate 2 to 10 people per excursion. Forays take place on privately owned forest land, located throughout Western Oregon’s Coast Range foothills, extending from Douglas County, south of Eugene, to Yamhill County in the north and east into the Cascade foothills and Columbia River Gorge area. Truffle hunting is a wonderful companion activity to wine tasting because the hunts usually occur in areas where world famous Oregon wineries are located. We have gained permission from private and corporate landowners to operate our forays, and we are fully insured for these outdoor activities. Our truffle forays start at $600.00. Please contact us using the form on this page for specific pricing and date availability.
In contrast with European forays — which often are held in manicured truffle orchards — these Oregon truffle forays take place in heavily canopied temperate rain forests and timber plantations. Participants should be prepared for cool, wet weather and bring rain gear and footwear appropriate for tramping through wet, uneven, and occasionally slippery terrain. Rubberized gardening style gloves are highly recommended — truffle gathering means the opportunity to work your hands in our rich and fertile soils. If you don’t have gloves, we will be happy to provide them.
We are pleased to offer a number of deluxe gourmand foray packages, including privately prepared meals by two exclusive chefs. These will include:
- Privately prepared multiple course dinner, featuring fresh wild truffles, with Oregon wine pairings.
- Winery tours and tastings.
- Rustic, yet elegant truffled meal, prepared by chefs outdoors, amongst the Douglas fir trees and served to you after your truffle hunt. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Important Privacy Notice
Your truffle foray will be held on private property. Our core value of protecting these properties requires that we not publicly share specific locations. Due to automatic geotagging of photos, we require your smart phones or GPS-enabled cameras to have their location abilities disabled during the hunt.
This restriction helps protect the land owner from law-breaking trespassers and our public lands from unsustainable harvesting. If you want to take photos and don’t have a camera or smart phone capable of taking photos, ask ahead and we’ll supply, for a small fee, a digital camera and data card you can use to document your adventures with us. The data card will be yours to take home. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us protect these natural wonders.