Aren't ther several types of funghi that cannot be farmed? I thought the reason morel, bluefoot, chanterelle, porcini/cepes, etc were all so expensive is that they cannot be farmed. Presumably this is because since they are funghi the most you can do is create the right conditions for them to grow and then wait and see what happens. I imagine this is even harder for truffles as they grow underground. Again, this is only a guess; someone who actually knows what they are writing about hopefully will chime in. But, that would be my guess.
Many fungi cannot be farmed, but will only occur in the wild naturally. Sadly, its like that for many of the best. Chanterelles, Porcini and truffles included. I can't remember why this is exactly, but people have been trying to cultivate them for a long time and have had no success.
I guess the closest thing for truffles is that some christmas tree farms in the northwest will have a crop of truffles each season, where they have essentially copied their natural habitat.
Burned areas also tend to have truffles, and in certain parts of Europe there have problems with land owners burning parts of their property just as an attempt to create truffle habitat.
There are Truffle Farms. There are currently 300-500 here in the states. They are rarely over a acre in size. Oregon is becoming known for their truffles. True, they are not quite as good as the white alba. Try a company called Mikuni. You can buy fresh, canned, oil, and IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) Truffles from them. I usually buy their oregon IQF. That way I can thaw out one whenever I want to use it. It makes it so I readily have some available year round on a whim, they have a better flavor than the canned, and truer flavor than the oil. Again, they are not as nice as a fresh white alba and can be inconsistent in size.
Don't buy truffle oil or canned truffles. They're a waste! Wait for the real thing and shell out the dough. I've done at least one truffle dinner each year (toward December) - some black, some white - for the past four years, and am looking forward to the one this year also.
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