Interested in truffles?

Where to get help if you are thinking about growing truffles

Whether you’re considering growing truffles, or just want to learn more about the world of truffles, the New Zealand Truffle Association can help in a number of ways:

  • meet current truffle growers
  • attend our regional meetings
  • come to our annual conference
  • suggest books about truffles
  • read truffle blogs
  • talk to truffle-inoculated tree suppliers
  • visit truffières in NZ and overseas
  • get help from a truffle consultant.

Joining the NZTA is a great way to meet truffle experts and growers.  We are always happy to talk about truffles!

Great books to learn more about truffles include:

Taming the Truffle – The History, Lore and Science of the Ultimate Mushroom; Dr Ian R. Hall, Gordon T. Brown, Alessandra Zambonelli (Available from

Truffle Farming Today – a Comprehensive World Guide; Marcos Morcillo, Monica Sanchez and Xavier Vilanova; ISBN 978-84-617-1307-3

The Truffle Book; Gareth Renowden (Available from Limestone Hills Ltd)

Truffle consultants include:

Truffles and Mushrooms (Consulting) LtdTruffles and mushlogo

Independent advice on the establishment and management of truffle and other mycorrhizal mushroom plantations, soil testing and modification, and climatic requirements. Remedial advice for non-productive truffières. The Director is Dr Ian Hall who masterminded the establishment of the industry in the Southern Hemisphere in the 1980s and chief author of Taming the Truffle.

Email:, +64-27-2261844, +64-3-454 3574


After 25 years as an academic on the biology and cultivation of edible mycorrhizal fungi (EMF), Dr. Alexis Guerin-Laguette established Mycotree in November 2020 to continue his work on EMF as a freelancer. Alexis has an impressive track record of publications in peer-reviewed international journals pertaining to the biology and cultivation of several truffle and mushroom species. His work on saffron milk cap yields in New Zealand is ground-breaking, with yields over 1 ton/ha under Scots pines 10 y after plantation. His knowledge encompasses all aspects of EMF cultivation from controlled mycorrhizal synthesis to fruiting and plantation management. He has a sound experience in microscopy and DNA analyses of mycorrhizae of many EMF species.

Alexis latest publication, a review of the research challenges behind the cultivation of EMF, will be published in January 2021 in Mycoscience, the leading mycology journal in Japan. Alexis leads a strong international network of EMF scientists through his role as Secretary of the International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms (see IWEMM10 abstract book

Alexis would be delighted to help you with your truffle or other EMF enterprise. Please visit or get in touch

Call us please: +64 27 434 0387  or email:

Other Australian truffle consultants also provide services in New Zealand.