Welcome to the Hungarian truffles home page,
After a long period of neglect, truffles in Hungary were rediscovered
by collectors and researchers in the middle of the 1990s. People
started to search for truffle habitats and the traditions and
recipes of past centuries. It was soon discovered that several
precious truffle species grow in the Carpathian basin, some of
them in fairly large quantities.
Tests have revealed that truffles collected in Hungary, especially
the summer, white and the Burgundy
truffles, have the same high quality as their French
and Italian counterparts. These three species grow in large quantities
in the country.
"Sand truffles" are a real specialty: Hungary is the
only country in Europe where they occur frequently. This species
has a unique sweet taste.
If you would like to learn more about the truffles of Hungary,
please, don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The biggest summer truffle ever found in Hungary was discovered
by Feri in July 2003. It weighed
549 grams. It is on show in the Truffle Museum.
truffle.hu photos: Bagi István
Hunting truffles in
If you are interested in how we collect truffles, we
can show you some secrets, and invite you to a special truffle supper.
See more info about this program here in German
or via e-mail