The truffle adventure began in the 80s with the arrival of Francesca Marzitelli in Quebec. Now a renowned truffle picker, this woman of Argentinian origin was the first to unearth the delicious and precious Quebec truffle, commonly known as the Appalachian truffle.
It was during his studies in microbiology that Jérôme Quirion, co-owner of Truffes Québec and President of Arborinov, became seriously interested in truffle growing.
During an internship in 2009, he discovered the existence of a dozen indigenous Quebec truffles, including the Appalachian truffle, a local product with strong commercial and gastronomic potential. Jérôme gave up his master’s degree to start researching and developing truffle plants adapted to Quebec’s climate.
After seven years’ work, he and his team finally found the recipe for establishing the symbiosis necessary for Appalachian truffle growth in the roots of truffle trees. A discovery worth its weight in gold!
– Jérôme Quirion
November 15, 2019: signing of the first Truffes Québec producer, located in Centre-du-Québec.
June 2020: the first Truffes Québec truffle farm is established: the Les Rabassaires truffle farm in Centre-du-Québec!
Cultivate your passions and reap the rewards!
“A hidden treasure, an unsuspected wealth for our province and a valuable legacy for our children”.
– Maude Lemire Comeau, President and Co-Owner.