One of Stardew Valley’s most coveted forage items in the game is the Truffle, a gourmet mushroom known for its high selling price and versatility.
If you want to know how to obtain it and use it efficiently in the game, we got you covered! Learn everything you need to know about Truffles in Stardew in this guide.
Where Can Truffles Be Found?
Truffles can be obtained in Stardew Valley by two methods:
To obtain Truffles through pigs, you must have a pig on your farm. Pigs can be purchased from Marnie’s Ranch for 16,000g each if upgraded to a Deluxe Barn.
Pigs can dig up Truffles on your farm, but only if allowed to roam outside their pen. You can build a fence around your farm or use gates to block off certain areas you don’t want your pigs to access.
The likelihood of finding Truffles is increased based on the pig’s happiness. You need to keep them well-fed and happy by petting them and letting them out of their pen to roam around.
They can dig up one Truffle daily and up to three if they have the highest achievable friendship level with you.
The Traveling cart appears every Friday and Sunday in Cindersap Forest and sells one Truffle for 1,875 to 3,125g. Its inventory is randomized, so Truffles may not always be available.
When Can You Get Truffles?
Truffles can only be found during sunny days during Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons, as they can leave their barn without a problem!
Make sure to let your pigs roam during these seasons because animals do not go outside during winter and rain.
Uses of Truffle
Truffles have various uses in Stardew Valley, making them a valuable forage item. Let’s explore some of the uses of truffles in the game.
Truffles make an excellent gift for villagers, especially Leah, who Loves it. It’s a Neutral gift for the rest excluding Maru, who Hates it. Gifting truffles to the villagers who enjoy it will increase your friendship.
Community Center Bundle
The Chef’s Bundle in the Community Center Bulletin Board needs a Truffle, among other items, for completion. Fulfilling the bundle will reward you with three Pink Cakes.
Energy and Health
Truffles are also a source of energy and health:
Truffles can create a dyeable Dark Bandana Shirt when used on the Sewing Machine. Using a truffle in the dyeing process will give an item a dark brown color.
A Truffle may be requested through the “Help Wanted” board outside Pierre’s General Store. Completing the quest grants 1875g and 150 Friendship points to whoever requests it.
Truffle Oil (Artisan Goods)
Truffles are used to create the artisan goods Truffle Oil in Stardew Valley. This oil can be sold for a higher price than the raw truffle, making them a valuable source of income.
To create Truffle Oil, you must reach Farming Level 8 and craft an artisan equipment called Oil Maker with 50x Slime, 20x Hardwood, and 1x Gold Bar. Putting one Truffle in the equipment will take around 6 hours in-game to produce one bottle of Truffle Oil.
Consuming one Truffle Oil regenerates +38 Energy and +17 Health.
Truffles have a high selling price in Stardew Valley, making them valuable. However, if you convert them into artisan goods, their value increases significantly:
|Quality||Base||Truffle Oil||Truffle Oil (Artisan +40%)|
Can I Find Truffles on the Grass in Stardew Valley?
No, pigs can only find truffles on dirt, meaning empty spaces. Make sure that they can roam around free tiles outside the barn.
Why Am I Not Getting Truffles in Stardew Valley?
There could be several reasons if you have already had pigs and are still not getting Truffles. First, make sure that your pigs are well-fed and happy. When unfed, pigs will not provide you with Truffles.
Second, they need to be outside, so check if the barn door is open so they can roam around during the day. They need a clear area to find the gourmet mushroom. Lastly, Truffles cannot be dug up if it’s raining, as pigs cannot go outside.
Truffles are one of the most valuable gourmet items in Stardew Valley. They offer a multitude of uses and are known for their great selling profit. Now that you know the ins and outs of Truffles, don’t forget to let your pigs out and start collecting those mushrooms!