Founded in 1906 by the Gaillard family, the Maison Gaillard is located in Caussade, in the heart of the truffle lands. Specialized only in truffles and driven by the know-how of its creators, the company has quickly established itself as a reference in the world of truffles. For more than a hundred years, this company, which has remained deliberately small, has been offering its expertise in the black diamond by proposing truffles of various qualities and in different forms: fresh, frozen and canned truffles.
Thanks to a mutual trust with the truffle growers built over the years on the markets, Maison Gaillard is one of the last companies in the world of truffles that uses mainly French suppliers. This purchasing power, developed by experienced brokers, allows the Quercy-based company to export its products to some thirty countries, from the United States to Japan.
Originally from the Toulouse region, it was while following his wife in the Quercy Caussadais that Jean-Luc found himself in the world of truffles. At the time, the company was run by Simone Gaillard and the family integrated Jean-Luc by passing on the tricks of the trade.
Jean-Luc bought the company in 1991 and strongly developed its activity by boosting the export of products abroad. He is passionate about truffle cultivation and is involved in all aspects of the business, from selecting the fruit to marketing the products.
The Maison Gaillard workshop is located in an old house in Caussad. Between these noble stone walls, the team devotes itself to the treatment of the truffles. These are first washed, brushed, sorted and then meticulously selected to be divided into different categories. Then comes the packaging and storage for shipment. In addition to fresh truffles, truffle products are prepared on site.