It's truffle season in the Pacific Northwest!
Embark on a journey into the heart of the Willamette Valley with First Nature Tours as we invite you to join our extraordinary truffle hunting and tasting tour. Our fully immersive experience is not just an adventure; it’s a lesson in nature, led by an expert truffle hunter and their reliable truffle dog. Let’s delve into the world of truffle hunting and discover the delicacies hidden beneath the soil!
Meet the Team:
Our truffle hunting dog team, consisting of Joey, a yellow Field Labrador, and truffle expert Ava, forms a Hobby Culinary Truffle pair with over 8 years of experience. These remarkable companions have not only honed their skills over the years but have also achieved unparalleled success. Winning “The Joriad,” the North American Truffle Dog Team Championship held in Eugene, for two consecutive years in 2019 and 2020, Joey and Ava shattered records by uncovering a stunning 77 truffles in just one hour.
Your truffle hunting experience begins with private transportation to and from the tour, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free journey. Once in the heart of the Willamette Valley, you’ll be greeted by Joey, Ava, and your expert First Nature guide for the day. The excursion features an interactive dive and dig course that is both adventurous and educational, providing you with insights into the fascinating world of truffle hunting.
Following your interactive hunt, you’ll get to experience an expert-led demonstration on all things truffles. You’ll dive deep into truffle education, ways to use these tasty delicacies, and how to prepare them from the hunt to your table.
Picnic Lunch and Regional Wines:
After the exhilarating hunt, indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch. Paired with exceptional regional wines, your taste buds are in for a treat as you savor the unique flavors.
Join us for a truffle hunting expedition that goes beyond the ordinary. With First Nature, you not only get a chance to unearth delicacies but also to connect with nature in a meaningful way. Truffle season is only a few short months, so don’t wait to book your adventure and be a part of an unforgettable experience in the enchanting Willamette Valley.
Our Truffle Hunting Expedition tour is part of our Winter Set Departures menu. This experience operates every Friday beginning January 19th and running through March 29th.