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Truffle in the spotlight

Immerse yourself in the astonishing, fascinating and gourmet world of truffles, the undisputed queen of the Nord vaudois region !

Truffes - Nord vaudois
Truffes - Nord vaudois. ©

With their limestone and clay soil, the region of Yverdon-les-Bains and the northern part of Canton of Vaud are a true truffle paradise! All the varieties prized by gourmets can be found here: from the summer truffle to the Muscat truffle, via the white truffle.


The hunt of truffles takes place between June and March, depending on the species. Today, hunters mainly look for truffles with the help of a dog. Thanks to their refined sense of smell, dogs are able to detect perfectly ripe truffles and report them to their owners without damaging them.


Truffles enhance sauces, creams and mayonnaises and can be enjoyed throughout the meal. As an aperitif, truffles can be tasted in a fresh butter spread on a slice of toast. Accompanied by a glass of Chasselas white wine, it is a real delight! As a main course, truffles go perfectly with risotto, fresh pasta or fish. It can even be enjoyed as a dessert, with a fruit salad or an ice cream!


Discovery tours, culinary workshops or the now famous Bonvillars Truffle Market: there is no shortage of opportunities to discover every side of truffles! Several restaurants also offer dishes and menus prepared with local truffles during the Truffle Market.

Every year, at the end of October, gourmet and curious people meet in Bonvillars, on the heights of Lake Neuchâtel, for an event entirely dedicated to truffles. On the programme: sale of artisanal products (with truffles, need we say), conferences, exhibitions, tastings and festive activities!

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Truffle activities

Set off to discover this precious mushroom, with enthusiastic and captivating guides.

Discover the mysterious world of truffle growing.

Set off to harvest wild truffles in the forest and discover the art of cooking with a course dedicated to this unique mushroom.

Dedicated to Swiss truffles, this market takes place on the last Saturday in October. An opportunity to discover this exceptional product.

Where to enjoy local truffle? Our recommandations for restaurants

Located on the third floor of the Cornu Factory, the “bistronomical” restaurant Le 1424 offers revisited seasonal produce in a modern environment.

The Restaurant des Quais, situated on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, welcomes the discriminating gourmet.

Hôtel du Lac et Gare opposite Lake Neuchâtel in Concise is reputed for its fish and seafood.

Small, contemporary restaurant offering creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh produce. The terrace allows you to enjoy the peace and quiet while admiring the view of...

Bonvillars Truffle Market
Discovery walk in the heart of a truffle farm
Wild truffle: an approach walk in the forest
Truffle excavation and truffle cuisine course a la Sauvageraie
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