Oy Baltic Truffle Ab is the General Importer of Truffoir Ltd’s Truffle Products in the Nordic and Baltic Countries. We carry a full line of Fresh Truffles during the season, which for the Burgundy truffle starts in September and ends in November. We also offer white and black truffles along with the unique Honey Truffle a sweet desert truffle species.
In addition to the fresh truffles, we have a complete line of refined truffle products, the Premium Line, for consumers. We also offer a unique truffle product; the vacuum freeze dried, or lyophilized truffles in our product portfolio called the True Line. Our partner Truffoir Ltd grows the Burgundy truffle in a controlled bio-certified environment in Hungary. Thus the fresh or refined truffle products originating from this plantation we call Bio Line. The other species of truffles handled and refined are obtained from professional foragers hunting with their dogs.
In addition to importing and marketing fresh truffles and refined truffle products Baltic Truffle is also involved in farming/cultivating truffles i.e. by establishing truffle plantations. The growing of truffles is carried out through the affiliated company Oy Truffle –Pro Ab currently involved as partner or advisor in plantations in the Nordic Region containing more than 14.000 trees inoculated with foremost burgundy truffle mycorrhiza.
Oy Truffle-Pro Ab
Serious interest for truffle cultivation started in Finland about 2006. We spent a few years traveling to all the famous truffle countries in Europe, visiting both natural truffle grounds, established truffle orchards, as well as researchers. Inspired by the early successes on the island of Gotland, Sweden we established Oy Truffle-Pro Ab in 2009, with the mission to promote the establishment of Burgundy Truffle Orchards in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. Today more than 20 orchards have been planted in Finland, Sweden and Estonia. The host trees used are English Oak (Quercus robur) and Hazel (Corylus avellana) and all seeds are of local origin. The inoculation material has primarily come from Gotland and is all the Burgundy Truffle (Tuber aestivum/uncinatum). The first trees were planted in 2010, with new orchards being established every year since then. The trees are doing very well and root samples indicate that they all have maintained the original and intended mycorrhiza. We expect the oldest orchards to fruit very soon. Our company is involved in managing 14 000 planted trees in Finland, on the Alandia Islands and in Sweden.