Every year Truffle Melbourne partners with our favourite Victorian truffieres to host hunts on most weekends throughout the winter truffle season. Whether rain, hail or shine, rug up and pull on your gumboots to enjoy a genuine bucket list experience - joining the truffle hunter and their working truffle dogs in the hunt for that beguiling aroma in the earth!
We have already announced dates for the 2020 season at our farm, Truffle Paddock (see below) and we're working with our hunt partners to finalise their dates and will announce those in early March - so stay tuned.
Truffle hunt bookings via trufflemelbourne.com have NO BOOKING FEE and you can book a hunt as an online gift.
Please note that hunt tickets are not refundable, but are transferable - so consider your date and venue carefully before booking.
Truffle Hunt locations on sale now:
The Truffle Paddock is Truffle Melbourne founder Nigel Wood's truffiere in Grantville. Surrounded by indigenous trees, native birds and wildlife, hunt for black and white truffles with Melbourne's favourite truffle hunting dogs 'Spice' and 'Arrow' as your guide.
Truffle Hunt Locations to be announced soon:
Black Cat Truffles offer a slice of truffle heaven, with views overlooking the Creswick State Forest on the horizon. Put on your gumboots, rug up in your winter woollies and head off on an adventure hunting for Black Winter Truffles with truffle dogs Harry and Narla as your guides.
Visit Red Hill Truffles on the Mornington Peninsula and be charmed by Jenny and her super sniffer truffle dog Thomas as they lead you through the oak and hazelnut trees. You'll have plenty of opportunities to taste, smell, photograph, purchase and even devour freshly harvested truffle, right through the winter season.
Gippsland's The Truffle House is a truffiere that offers commanding views along the coast to enjoy while you hunt with 'Spice' and 'Arrow' before returning to the warmth of the converted farmhouse for fireside tastes and tales.
Truffle Treasures was established in 2007 in the Goldfields Region of central Victoria using Holly Oak trees inoculated with Tuber melanosporum (the Perigord black truffle). Their aim is to bring people and truffles together, so that the enjoyment of this culinary delicacy can be widely shared.
At Wongarra Farm experience a farm tour, truffle hunt with Riley the truffle dog and a light lunch in one of Victoria's oldest truffieres, situated in the Southern Otways and overlooking the ocean. The farm also produces free-range Wessex Saddleback pigs, Welsh Black cattle, Suffolk sheep and pastured chickens.