Stardew Valley is a game with a huge scaling factor. One might even spend months developing their family’s inherited farmland. As you reach higher levels you need more and more gold to further develop your farm.
Whether you want to upgrade your structures or buy new animals it always takes a toll on your pocket.
Now there are many ways in the game to sustain gold income.
For example, selling fish, selling crops, or even selling mined goods.
But the most overlooked ways to boost your gold income is selling Truffle Oil.
If you are not familiar with this high-value product, you might be at an earlier stage in the game, or just haven’t bought a pig yet.
Some of you might have first gotten acquainted with this oil through the Mayor’s Need Quest.
For this, you need to deliver a bottle of truffle oil to Major Lewis to complete the quest – earning 750g and one friendship heart in the process.
In order to have the Artisan Bundle in the pantry, feel free to give some of the Truffle oil to the Community Center.
There are probably some questions arising in your mind like, what exactly is truffle oil, and how much is it actually worth?
We’ll answer all your questions below and also provide a step-by-step guide on how to make Truffle Oil in Stardew Valley on a day-to-day basis.
Let’s dive right in!
How to Make Truffle Oil in Stardew Valley?
Truffle oil is something that can be produced from the comfort of your home.
Although the process is quite simple, it does require some prerequisites before you can produce your first bottle.
The first and foremost thing you require is, of course, truffles.
As we mentioned above, your main source of truffles will be your farm pigs. But you can also forage them from the secret forest. But let’s focus on the main source for now.
Foraging Truffles through Pigs
To purchase and breed pigs at your farm, you are required to upgrade your barn to the max level.
If built from scratch, the total cost of a deluxe barn will be:
- 43,000 Gold
- 350x Wood
- 650x Stone
After this, the option for purchasing pigs will become available at Marnie’s Ranch.
You can buy a pig for 16,000g.
Now that you have some pigs under your care, it is time you will start finding truffles around your land as pigs (when set out in the open) tend to dig out truffles 1-3 times per day.
The number depends on their happiness level which you can keep up with good ranching practices.
Note: Since Pigs will only dig out truffles out in the open, you can not forage truffles in snow or rain, as pigs tend to stay inside in these weathers.
Crafting Oil Maker
Once you have got your hands on some truffles, your next objective is to get an Oil Maker.
This machine can be crafted from your crafting tab and requires the following materials:
- 50x Slime
- 20x Hardwood
- 1 Gold bar
You can find slime by killing the green slimes in the mines, you should make sure to equip yourself with armor and a sword before undertaking this endeavor.
While you are at it you might as well bring your handy pickaxe out and mine for the Gold bar you need.
Hardwood is dropped from larger tree trunks as you chop them down.
Note: You can only craft the Oil Maker after reaching at least Farming level 8. So if you are still below that, you can either work your way up or read about selling raw truffles below.
Making Truffle Oil
After crafting your Oil Maker, it is finally time to cook up your first truffle oil bottle.
Place the Oil Maker anywhere around your house.
Now select a truffle from your selection wheel and click on the Oil Maker. Voila! Your truffle oil is already underway.
A single bottle of truffle oil with take around 6 hours (game hours, not real ones) to cook up.
Keep in mind the quality of truffles used to produce truffle oil does not affect its selling price.
How Much is Truffle Oil worth?
Truffle Oil is a high-value Artisan product that can be sold for a decent amount of 1065g.
Their easy availability makes selling truffle oil one of the easiest sources of stable income.
You can even sell truffles raw, with their cost varying with the quality.
In addition, if you end up picking Artisan as a profession, its 40% increment on all artisan products boosts Truffle Oil’s value to a new level.
Selling Raw Truffles
Some of you might not have reached Farming level 8 yet, but do not be disheartened as you can still make some serious cash through selling truffles raw.
Yes, it might seem like a waste of truffles, but these selling prices will change your mind.
The selling price of a raw truffle depends on its quality.
There are a total of 4 quality ratings, listed below with their selling prices:
- Normal – 625g
- Silver – 781g
- Gold – 937g
- Iridium – 1250g
As you can see Iridium quality truffles sell for even more gold than a bottle of truffle oil.
This should encourage you to forage truffles even when you can not produce truffle oil yet.
As raw truffles can still help you sustain a significant income.
What Makes Truffle Oil so Expensive?
In Stardew Valley, truffle oil is a valuable artisan good made by processing truffles in an oil maker.
These truffles can be obtained by foraging in the Secret Woods, or by raising pigs on your farm and allowing them to dig up truffles from the ground.
Truffle oil is quite popular for its high selling price and easy availability of truffles.
Besides the high-selling price, truffle oil can also be used in a variety of cooking recipes.
Giving your dishes a rich and earthy flavor.
So producing them will also come in handy for boosting your cooking skills and supplementing your ingredient palette.
Now that you know all about truffles and truffle oil, making money on a daily basis will not be the same.
Gone are the days of day and night fishing. Truffles are the answer to all your major or minor financial needs.
If you found this article helpful make sure to read more about the endless world of Stardew Valley.