California enters the truffle business for the first time

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Staci O’Toole’s truffle orchard in El Dorado County. Photo courtesy of Staci O'Toole

The black truffle is known as the black diamond of the kitchen. The finest black truffles, Perigord truffles, come from France. Unlike wine, California has been unable to compete -- until now. The Golden State is enjoying its first truffle season. We speak with the owner of Tesoro Mio Truffle Ranch in California.


Truffles from Staci O’Toole’s orchard. Photo courtesy of Staci O'Toole